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Pinkal Desai, MD

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Pinkal Desai, MD
Pinkal Desai, MD

Pinkal Desai MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. After obtaining her MBBS at Byramjeejeebhoy Medical College in India in 2005, Dr. Desai obtained an MPH at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Following her residency at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, she underwent fellowship training in Hematology-Medical Oncology at Providence Hospital Medical Center, serving as Chief Fellow from 2012-2013. Dr. Desai was recruited to serve in our Leukemia Program to develop a clinical practice devoted to leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). She will be developing clinical and translational research protocols and projects in the areas of leukemia, MDS and MPN. Dr. Desai is published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers Prevention and International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics. She is the lead author and co-author on numerous WHI (Women's Health Initiative) paper proposals and has presented abstracts at national meetings. She is a member of American Society of Hematology (ASH) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and has served on the ASCO University Committee.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialties
Hematology (Board Certified)
Medical Oncology (Board Certified)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
Education And Training
2004 B J Medical College
Residency: 2010 Detroit Medical Center
Fellowship: 2013 Providence Hospital Medical Center
Clinical Expertise
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Myeloproliferative Disease
Myelodysplastic Disease
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia/ALL
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/AML
Aplastic Anemia
Insurance Programs
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Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Affinity [HMO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
Health Plus - Amerigroup
Medicare [Medicare]
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
United Empire
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Payson 3
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (646) 962-2700
Fax: (212) 746-6645
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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