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Niraj Manubhai Desai, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery


Languages: English, Gujarati

Expertise: 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
Phone: 410-502-5198


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


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



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


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - GME / General Surgery (2000)


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - GME / Transplant Surgery (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2002)

Videos & Media

About Pancreas and Kidney Transplant Surgery

Pancreas and Pancreas/Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant: Antara's Story

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

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)

Patient Ratings & Comments

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