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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Shashank Desai is Excellent. Dr. Desai has been reviewed by 6 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Shashank Desai, MD is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease.

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Heart Block
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Unstable Angina

Education & Awards

Dr. Desai graduated from University of Chicago. He has 3 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2011)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)


Dr. Desai has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital 
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Shashank Shailesh Desai MD is a male Internist, has 18 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Where does Dr. Shashank S. Desai practice?
Dr. Shashank Desai has 1 office location.
Dr. Shashank Desai practices Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease near Falls Church, VA.
See Falls Church Internists and Falls Church Cardiologists.