Asha Desai, MD
Dr. Asha Desai is a Board-Certified Allergist and Immunologist. She joined the Allergy Center at Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat in 2018 after retiring from her private practice after 30 years.
Dr. Desai graduated first in her class from medical school and earned three gold medals in internal medicine, general surgery and overall academic achievement. She completed her residency in pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania followed by chief residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center.
After a career in the U.S. Air Force as a pediatrician, she started her fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Upon completion of her fellowship, Dr. Desai moved to California and started her private practice in the Sacramento/Folsom area. Dr. Desai was also involved in clinical research.
Dr. Desai believes that spending the time and listening to her patients is critical for proper diagnosis and total patient care. She takes the time to identify the cause, develop an effective treatment plan, educate the patient regarding the management of the allergy symptoms and works as a team with the patient for the best outcome.
Dr. Desai enjoys spending time with family and grandchildren, and she loves to travel.