Shaunak S. Desai, M.D.

Specialties:
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Languages:
  • English
Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
Groups & Affiliations:
  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center (formerly Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County)
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center (formerly Orthopedic Surgery Center of Orange County)
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Phone: (949) 722-7038

About Shaunak S. Desai, M.D.

A native of California, Dr. Shaunak (Shaun) Desai grew up in San Jose, California. He began his education at the University of California, Riverside earning his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. He graduated Magna cum Laude with honors and went on to attend Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. After medical school, Dr. Desai completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Henry Ford Health System, a very busy Level 1 Trauma Center in Detroit, Michigan. During his residency, he served as the Administrative Chief Resident and was nominated for Outstanding Resident of the Year.

Dr. Desai returned to California to complete his Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Stanford University where he studied under world-renowned plastic and orthopedic trained hand surgeons. During residency, Dr. Desai was a part of Stanford’s investigational center for the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease. He spent significant time studying and treating the disease along with other peripheral nerve injuries.

In his spare time, Dr. Desai enjoys being active, going to the gym, running, softball, and soccer. He is a former F.I.F.A. certified soccer referee. He currently resides in Newport Beach with his wife and two children.

Insurances Accepted / Provider ID Numbers

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Scan
  • United Healthcare