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Niraj Manubhai Desai, M.D.

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  • Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Languages: English, Gujarati


Abdominal Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant, Transplant Medicine, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 410-614-5957
1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-5198

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-614-5957
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
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A transplant surgeon specializing in abdominal transplantation, Dr. Desai previously worked at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. His special interests include kidney transplantation in adults and children, as well as pancreas and pancreatic islet transplantation. more


  • Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

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  • MD; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1993)


  • General Surgery; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2000)


  • Transplant Surgery; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2002)

Videos & Media

  • Play Video:

    About Pancreas and Kidney Transplant Surgery

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    Pancreas and Pancreas/Kidney Transplant

  • Play Video:

    Kidney Transplant: Antara's Story

  • Play Video:

    Using Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys in Transplantation: EXPANDER Study FAQs

  • Play Video:

    A Tale of Two Trials

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Video: A Tale of Two Trials (Oct. 23, 2018)

Doctors Tried Transplants Using Diseased Organs. One Year Later, the Recipients Are Still Disease-Free, Time (March 5, 2018)

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