MAYWOOD, Ill. –Amishi Desai, DO, has joined Loyola University Health System as a transplant and nephrology physician and the kidney transplant program director. Dr. Desai is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medicine at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Dr. Desai comes to Loyola most recently from the University of Illinois Hospital.
Dr. Desai received her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. She completed her internal medicine residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She completed fellowships in nephrology and transplant nephrology at the University of Chicago Division of Nephrology.
Dr. Desai’s clinical interests lie in the care and management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients as well as combined organ transplant recipients with kidney disease. Dr. Desai’s academic interests are in acute and chronic kidney injury in solid organ transplant recipients.
As an academic medical center, Loyola Medicine offers the highest level of multidisciplinary, integrated care for kidney disease and failure patients who may be considering a kidney transplant. Loyola takes on the most challenging cases and is often consulted for second opinions.
The Loyola transplant team includes a transplant nephrologist, transplant surgeon, anesthesiologists, nurse coordinators, nurse practitioners, procurement nurses, transplant chaplains, infectious disease specialists, physical therapists, dietitians, financial coordinators, clinical pharmacists, social workers and psychologists.
Loyola’s board-certified transplant surgeons are widely regarded and highly skilled in both traditional and minimally invasive surgery. Loyola’s surgeons use laparoscopic surgery for living donors, which leads to a quicker recovery and less pain. Loyola also coordinates a living kidney donor program.
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