DR. PRATIBHA DESAI, M.D., M.P.H.
Hematology / Oncology (727) 344-6569
Dr. Desai’s Care Philosophy:
I have been in practice over TWENTY years in Saint Petersburg/Pinellas county area. I along with my office staff take a personal treatment approach for our patients, regardless of their insurance status. Cancer is a very serious illness and I believe in giving my best of knowledge, compassion and caring treatment environment to our patients. We have very caring and stable staff, who will go out of their way to help patient’s need.
Dr.Desai completed her Residency in Internal Medicine from Cook County Hospital, Chicago
Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology from University of Illinois, Chicago. Including rotation at Rush University, West side VA and NIH, Bethesda, MD
Teaching position for two years at Cook County Hospital
Dr.Desai has masters degree in public Health from USF with area of concentration in Epidemiology and biostatics. She understands need of Floridians when it comes to health care. She keeps her knowledge up to date not just in field of Oncology but also for changing health care environment, by attending various conferences, locally and nationally. She is very involved with local chapters and health care partners to understand issues and apply the same to improve care of her patients.
Education & Medical Training
John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Residency , Internal Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Fellowship , Hematology and Medical Oncology
Dr. Desai is a graduate of Bombay (Mumbai)University . L. Tilak Municipal Medical College
Master of Public Health, MPH degree from USF, Tampa, Florida in Epidemiology and Biostastics. Emphasis on Epidemiology of Cancer statistics in Florida.
Certifications & Licensure:
FL State Medical License
American Society of Hematology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
AB Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine Initial certificate in 1990 with re-certification in 2005
AB Internal Medicine (Hematology) Initial certification in 1995 with re-certification in 2005
AB Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) Initial certificate in 1995 with re-certification in November 2016
Awards, Honors & Recognition:
Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors™ (2012 – 2013)
CMS Stage 1 EHR 2012
CMS Stage 1 EHR 2013
Top Doctors: Florida 2000
-Bayfront Medical Center
-Largo Medical Center
-Palms of Pasadena Hospital
-Morton Plant Hospital