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Shaunak Desai, MD

  • Primary Specialty:
    Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Areas of Interest: Elbow,  Hand & Wrist,  Shoulder,  
  • Surgery of the Hand & Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder
Procedures & Conditions Treated:

Procedures:

  • AC Joint Surgery
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine
  • Bicep Tendon Repair
  • Bursitis / Impingement Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Clavicle and Postural Supports
  • Clavicle Fracture Repair
  • Closed Reduction
  • Closed Reduction Finger
  • Corticosteroids / Cortisone Shots
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Custom EXOS© Brace
  • Custom Splinting
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Surgery
  • Distal Radius Fracture ORIF
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Fasciectomy
  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
  • Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Elbow Arthritis Treatment
  • Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Fusion Surgery
  • Elbow Reconstruction Surgery
  • Elbow Tendonitis Surgery
  • Fasciotomy
  • Fiberglass Casting
  • Finger Abscess Drainage
  • Ganglion Cyst Surgery
  • Hand Fracture Surgery
  • Hand Reconstruction Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture Repair
  • Joint Injections
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Nerve Decompression Surgery
  • Nerve Decompression Surgery
  • Olecranon Bursa Aspiration
  • Open Shoulder Surgery
  • Pain Medication
  • Pain Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • PRP Injections
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Debridement
  • Shoulder Decompression
  • Shoulder Immobilizers
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Revision Surgery
  • Shoulder Slings
  • Shoulder Stabilizers
  • Sling
  • Splint
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction Surgery
  • Taping
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Ulnar Decompression Surgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • Wrist & Finger Tendon Transplant
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion Surgery
  • Wrist Reconstruction Surgery
  • Wrist Tendonitis Surgery
  • X-Ray & MRI

Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Hand
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Finger
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Subluxation
  • Dislocated Wrist
  • Distal Biceps /Triceps Ruptures
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contractures
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Sports Injuries
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Fractured Elbow
  • Fractured Wrist
  • Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hyperextension of the Elbow
  • Jammed Finger
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow
  • Mallet Finger
  • Metacarpal Fracture
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Sprained Elbow
  • Sprained Finger
  • Sprained Wrist
  • Still Elbow
  • Strained Elbow
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment
  • Tendinosis
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondyltitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Tendonitis

Biography

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
  • Medical School
  • 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)
  • Training
  • Emergency Medical Technician License - Riverside Community College
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    2012
  • Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand)
Associations
  • American Medical Association
  • Detroit Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
Awards
  • 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)
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Huntington Beach Orthopedics
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics