Kinjal Desai, MD, MPH

Kinjal Desai

Desai, Kinjal, MD, MPH

Hospitalist, Neurology

Administration Office
500 N. Kobayashi Rd., Ste. A
Webster, TX 77598

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Language(s): English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati

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500 N. Kobayashi Rd.,
Ste. A
Webster, TX 77598

My Biography

Dr. Kinjal Desai is a Neurointensivist, Vascular & General Neurologist who completed his Fellowship training in Neurocritical Care at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received his MBBS from Smt NHL Municipal Medical College in 2005 from India, followed by a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Major in Epidemiology & Biostatistics) from University of Southern Mississippi in 2008. Dr. Desai has extensive Clinical Research experience in the field of Neurosurgery & Neurocritical Care at a Level 1 Trauma & Academic Medical Center. He completed an Internal Medicine Internship & Adult Neurology Residency from University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2015. Dr. Desai has multiple local & national posters and publications and has conducted many educational talks. He is a reviewer of high-impact journals like NEJM, JAMA & contributed significantly towards the growth of Neurocritical Care Society. Dr. Desai has also won multiple research and education awards for his interest in teaching medical students and residents. He practices Telemedicine for all types of Neurological Emergencies. He is an expert in all Vascular Neurology-related and Emergent Neurocritical Care Conditions, is Board Certified by ABPN (General Neurology), and is a UCNS Board Certified Neurointensivist. He is also certified in ENLS (Emergency Neurological Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support). He is currently a full-time Neurologist with CLS Health in Webster, Texas, and has been practicing in this area since 2017. He holds an Adjunct Faculty position with the University of Houston College of Medicine, Sam Houston State University, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Neurology at UTMB Health.

  • 2018: 40 Under 40, The Daily News for the Galveston County 
  • 2018: Innovations in Telemedicine Grant, Vituity 
  • 2016: “Top Leading Physicians of the World & Top Neurologist in Texas” 
  • 2015: Honored with “All-Star Neurology Resident Award” at the 19th Carl G. Evers Annual Banquet for 2015 
  • 2015: Recipient of “Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award” for 2014-15 Academic year, Sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation 
  • 2014: Nominated for Research Career Development Session, 12th Annual Neurocritical Care Meeting, Seattle, WA 
  • 2014: 5 year Completion Certificate, University of Mississippi Medical Center 
  • 2014: Daisy Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center, awarded by 4South Stroke Unit nursing committee for “going out of way in helping patients and resolving conflicts with families and other health care providers.” 
  • 2013: NIH K-Award Writer Series, University of Mississippi Medical Center, sponsored by Office of Rural Healthy & Health Disparities 
  • 2012: Daisy Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center, awarded by 4South Neurology/Neurosurgery Nurses for best patient care and “prompt response to Pages on Call.” 
  • 2008: Best MPH Research Poster Award, University of Southern Mississippi, awarded for distinguished poster on “Dietary Intake & Implementation of School Wellness Policy in the lower Mississippi Delta” 
  • 2008: Outstanding Performance Master of Public Health Award, Dept. of Public Health, University of Southern Mississippi
  • HCA Clear Lake
  • HCA Mainland
  • HCA Pearland
  • UTMB
  • Methodist
Professional Statement

Dr. Kinjal Desai is a Neurointensivist, Vascular & General Neurologist who completed his Fellowship training in Neurocritical Care at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received his MBBS from Smt NHL Municipal Medical College in 2005 from India, followed by a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Major in Epidemiology & Biostatistics) from University of Southern Mississippi in 2008. Dr. Desai has extensive Clinical Research experience in the field of Neurosurgery & Neurocritical Care at a Level 1 Trauma & Academic Medical Center. He completed an Internal Medicine Internship & Adult Neurology Residency from University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2015. Dr. Desai has multiple local & national posters and publications and has conducted many educational talks. He is a reviewer of high-impact journals like NEJM, JAMA & contributed significantly towards the growth of Neurocritical Care Society. Dr. Desai has also won multiple research and education awards for his interest in teaching medical students and residents. He practices Telemedicine for all types of Neurological Emergencies. He is an expert in all Vascular Neurology-related and Emergent Neurocritical Care Conditions, is Board Certified by ABPN (General Neurology), and is a UCNS Board Certified Neurointensivist. He is also certified in ENLS (Emergency Neurological Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), and ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support). He is currently a full-time Neurologist with CLS Health in Webster, Texas, and has been practicing in this area since 2017. He holds an Adjunct Faculty position with the University of Houston College of Medicine, Sam Houston State University, and is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Neurology at UTMB Health.

Awards and Publications
  • 2018: 40 Under 40, The Daily News for the Galveston County

  • 2018: Innovations in Telemedicine Grant, Vituity

  • 2016: “Top Leading Physicians of the World & Top Neurologist in Texas”

  • 2015: Honored with “All-Star Neurology Resident Award” at the 19th Carl G. Evers Annual Banquet for 2015

  • 2015: Recipient of “Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award” for 2014-15 Academic year, Sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

  • 2014: Nominated for Research Career Development Session, 12th Annual Neurocritical Care Meeting, Seattle, WA

  • 2014: 5 year Completion Certificate, University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • 2014: Daisy Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center, awarded by 4South Stroke Unit nursing committee for “going out of way in helping patients and resolving conflicts with families and other health care providers.”

  • 2013: NIH K-Award Writer Series, University of Mississippi Medical Center, sponsored by Office of Rural Healthy & Health Disparities

  • 2012: Daisy Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center, awarded by 4South Neurology/Neurosurgery Nurses for best patient care and “prompt response to Pages on Call.”

  • 2008: Best MPH Research Poster Award, University of Southern Mississippi, awarded for distinguished poster on “Dietary Intake & Implementation of School Wellness Policy in the lower Mississippi Delta”

  • 2008: Outstanding Performance Master of Public Health Award, Dept. of Public Health, University of Southern Mississippi

Hospital Affiliations
  • HCA Clear Lake
  • HCA Mainland
  • HCA Pearland
  • UTMB
  • Methodist

Education and Board Certificates

Medical School

  • M.B.B.S., Smt NHL Municipal Medical College in 2005
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health (Major in Epidemiology & Biostatistics), University of Southern Mississippi, 2008

Internship/Residency/Fellowship

  • Internal Medicine Internship (PLY-1), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Adult Neurology Residency (PLY-2,3,4), Department of Neurology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Vascular/Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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