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Arati Desai, MD

Arati Desai, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Desai is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialties:

  • Medicine
    • Medical Oncology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Brain Tumors
    • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    • Pituitary Cancer
    • Thymus Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012
  • Medical Oncology, 2008

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Pituitary Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Neuro-Oncology

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Head and Neck Oncology

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Kentucky
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships

Adult Brain Tumor Consortium, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Society for Neuro-Oncology, International

Affiliation

Dr. Desai is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Ahn Peter H, Weinstein Gregory, Ojerholm Eric, Lin Alexander, Levin William, Desai Arati: Head and neck cancer with metastatic spread to the breast. The American journal of medicine : 2014.

Koch Cameron J, Lustig Robert A, Yang Xiang-Yang, Jenkins Walter T, Wolf Ronald L, Martinez-Lage Maria, Desai Arati, Williams Dewight, Evans Sydney M: Microvesicles as a Biomarker for Tumor Progression versus Treatment Effect in Radiation/Temozolomide-Treated Glioblastoma Patients. Translational oncology 7 (6): 752-8,2014.

MacLean P. Nasrallah, Maria Martinez-Lage, Alan Fox, Shrey Sukhadia1, Arati Desai, Donald M. O'Rourke, Steven Brem, David Roth, Jennifer J.D. Morrissette, Robert D. Daber: Validation and utilization of next generation sequencing in the clinical assessment of gliomas AACR Annual Meeting, Abstract 3428 : 2014.

Bauman J, Langer C, Quon H, Algazy K, Lin A, Desai A, Mutale F, Weiss J: Induction chemotherapy with cetuximab, carboplatin and paclitaxel for the treatment of locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck Exp Ther Med 5 (4): 1247-1253,2013.

Jared Weiss, David N. Hayes, Kenneth M. Algazy, Arati Suvas Desai, Brenda Horn, Sara Gulino, Dale Flowers, Diane Frazee, Arthur M. Feldman, Arthur P. Staddon, Juneko E. Grilley-Olson, Roger B. Cohen, Corey J. Langer; Lineberger Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA: Combination lapatinib and capecitabine in advanced, incurable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) ASCO Annual Meeting, J Clin Oncol 31, 2013 (suppl; abstr 6094) : 2013.

Gregory Weinstein, Harry Quon, Jason Newman, Ara Chalian, Kelly Malloy, Alexander Lin, Arati Desai, Roger Cohen, Virginia LiVolsi, Kathleen Montone,and Bert O'Malley: TransOral Robotic Surgery Alone for Oropharyngeal Cancer: An Analysis of Local Control Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery : 2012.

Jessica R Bauman, Corey J. Langer, Harry Quon, Kenneth M. Algazy, Arati Suvas Desai, Faith Mutale, Alexander Lin, Jared Weiss; University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA; Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD; University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA; University of Pennsylvania, Abramson Cancer Center, Philadephia, PA; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Division of Hematology-Oncology, Unive: Induction chemotherapy with weekly cetuximab, carboplatin, and paclitaxel in the treatment of locally advanced head and neck cancer: The University of Pennsylvania experience. ASCO Annual Meeting, J Clin Oncol 30, 2012 (suppl; abstr e16062) : 2012.

Pitz Marshall W, Desai Arati, Grossman Stuart A, Blakeley Jaishri O: Tissue concentration of systemically administered antineoplastic agents in human brain tumors. Journal of Neuro-oncology 104 (3): 629-38,2011.

Kerlikowske K, Walker R, Miglioretti DL, Desai A, Ballard-Barbash R, Buist D.: Obesity, mammography use and accuracy, and advanced breast cancer risk. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 100(23) : 1724-1733,2008.

Pitz M*, Desai A*, Blakeley J, Grossman S.: Tissue Concentration of Systemically Administered Agents in Human Gliomas. Society for Neuro-oncology 13th Annual Meeting : 2008.

Academic Contact Info

16 Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8140
Fax: (215) 662-7804
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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