"Dr. Desai is an experienced and highly successful physician leader," said David Strong, president and CEO, Orlando Health. "He brings with him a passion for patient care and immense respect for the medical profession. We look forward to having him join the Orlando Health team."

Prior to his position at CSVMG, Dr. Desai served as chief medical officer, Presence Health/Presence Medical Group in Chicago, IL where he developed and implemented a quality plan for the medical group. He also served as medical director, Presence Telehealth Center, delivering remote clinical services including TeleICU, Telestroke, Telesitter, and Telepharmacy.

Dr. Desai earned his bachelor of medicine and surgery degrees at Karnataka University in India, completed a residency in internal medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, and a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He will join Orlando Health in early September.