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Nirav Nitin Desai, MD

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I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I am a native of Michigan and completed my undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, where I majored in Engineering and graduated Magna Cum Laude. After receiving my medical degree at New York Medical College with Alpha Omega Alpha honors, I completed my Internal Medicine training at UCLA. I then went on to complete my Cardiology Fellowship at University of Southern California, where I was named the Cardiovascular Fellow of the Year. Finally, I completed my interventional cardiology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan.


I find interventional Cardiology to be an extremely exciting field. It combines the diagnostic realm of general cardiology along with a portion of the procedural aspects of cardiothoracic surgery. Being able to relieve a member's suffering from a massive myocardial infarction (heart attack) can be extremely rewarding. I feel that interventional cardiology is one of the fields where you can have such dramatic impact on the member's life in such a quick manner. 

About my practice

I truly enjoy my job. Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente, I was in private practice for 4 years in Bakersfield, where I had a chance to perform numerous procedures in the most acute settings. I also had the privilege of being the first physician to perform a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure for aortic stenosis in Kern County. In private practice, I had the chance to treat a large Kaiser population and was impressed with the integrated approach to care. I always felt that Kaiser members had the best outcomes. When I was approached by Kaiser to provide interventional cardiology services in-house, I was extremely honored and jumped on the opportunity.

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My provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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Cardiology Department
3501 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

New York Medical College
Valhalla , NY

Board certification

Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology

American Board of Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical training


Internal Medicine

UCLA Medical Center, Office of Graduate Medical Education
Los Angeles , CA


Internal Medicine

UCLA Medical Center, Office of Graduate Medical Education
Los Angeles , CA


Cardiovascular Disease

University of Southern California
Los Angeles , CA


Interventional Cardiology

William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak , MI

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