Cardiovascular Disease
Chirag Desai

Chirag Desai, MD

  • Class of 2019
Chirag Desai
  • Post-Fellowship

    Interventional Cardiologist Bakersfield, CA
  • Fellowship

    Interventional Cardiology Fellowship USD Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Residency

    Internal Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine South Campus Tucson, AZ
  • Medical School

    St. George's University School of Medicine Grenada
  • Best part about the program:

    Good balance between service duties vs. educational time. All fellowships involve some amount of ‘service’ work (eg. “scut”), but this program does a much better job than most at protecting fellows from being taken advantage of.

  • Preparation for job:

    The workflow of fellows mirrors that of their attendings, which is what most ‘real-world’ jobs will be like.

  • The city:

    Especially during non-Corona times, Sioux Falls is a very well balanced town– lots of big city benefits (really good food options, shopping, bars) but with small-town benefits (very reasonable traffic, super safe, friendly townspeople). Lots of really great outdoorsy stuff in town and nearby.

  • Program Director:

    A one-of-a-kind out of the box thinker and dedicated educator, seems genuinely invested in fellow well-being and success.

  • Program Administrator:

    Super approachable, makes all the mountains of paperwork move so smoothly! Seriously– in the vast majority of programs, you’re pretty much on your own!