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Shaunak S. Desai MD

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22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Office 2

19582 Beach Boulevard,
Suite 306
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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A native of California, Dr. Shaunak (Shaun) Desai grew up in San Jose, California. He began his education at the University of California, Riverside earning his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. He graduated Magna cum Laude with honors and went on to attend Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. After medical school, Dr. Desai completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Henry Ford Health System, a very busy Level 1 Trauma Center in Detroit, Michigan. During his residency, he served as the Administrative Chief Resident and was nominated for Outstanding Resident of the Year.

Dr. Desai returned to California to complete his Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Stanford University where he studied under world-renowned plastic and orthopedic trained hand surgeons. During residency, Dr. Desai was a part of Stanford’s investigational center for the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease. He spent significant time studying and treating the disease along with other peripheral nerve injuries.

In his spare time, Dr. Desai enjoys being active, going to the gym, running, softball, and soccer. He is a former F.I.F.A. certified soccer referee. He currently resides in Newport Beach with his wife and two children.

Education & Training

MEDICAL EDUCATION: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
RESIDENCY: Henry Ford Health System (Orthopedic Surgery, Chief Resident)
FELLOWSHIP: Stanford University (Robert E. Chase Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship)
- Emergency Medical Technician License - Riverside Community College

Areas of Interest

Dr. Desai has a special interest and specializes in pediatric and adult upper extremity (hand, elbow and shoulder) fracture and trauma care. He also specializes in the treatment and care of Dupuytren's Disease, including the administration of collagenase (Xiaflex) and other minimally invasive techniques.

Awards & Recognitions

Henry Ford Outstanding Resident of the Year – Nominee (2009)
Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Best Resident Research Presentation – 2nd Place (2009)
Best Research Presentation – 2008 Harold Frost Lectureship – Henry Ford Hospital (2008)
1st Place – UF Gainesville MSK Pathology “Unknowns” Competition (2008)

Other Specialties or Certifications

BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2012)
SUB-SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION: Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand)


  • Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association

Our Locations

(949) 722-7038

Physician Offices

Huntington Beach

19582 Beach Boulevard, Suite 306
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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16300 Sand Canyon Ave, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618

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Mission Viejo

South Orange County Orthopaedics, Inc.
26730 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Newport Beach

22 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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