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Akshay S. Desai

Akshay S. Desai

Director, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure
Advanced Heart Disease Section
Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associated Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Dr. Akshay Suvas Desai is a cardiovascular medicine specialist and the director of the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). In addition, he is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Dr. Desai received his medical degree from HMS. He completed an internal medicine residency, as well as fellowships in cardiovascular medicine, vascular medicine and advanced heart disease at BWH. He is board certified in and cardiovascular disease, as well as advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.

His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, cardiomyopathies (myocarditis, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis), congenital heart disease and cardiac transplantation. The author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Desai’s research focuses on improving care and outcomes for heart failure patients, as well as strategies to reduce heart failure readmissions. His research has received support from the American College of Cardiology and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.


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