Sima S. Desai, MD, FACP

Sima Desai, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine
Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program
Medicine Teaching Service



MD: University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 1994 
BS: University of New Mexico, Biology (With Distinction), Albuquerque, NM, 1990 
BA: University of New Mexico, Chemistry, Albuquerque, NM, 1990 



Chief Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1998
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 1997
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 1995 


Research Interests:

Medical Education - Adult Learning Theory
Cognitive Errors


Clinical Interests:

Hospital Medicine


Representative Publications:

  1. Bowen JL, Eckstrom E, Desai SS, Joseph C, Newton P, Singer C. Pocket Card Tools for Geriatric Educators. (June 2004). http://www.ohsu.edu/sgimhartford/educationalresources.htm.
  2. Eckstrom, E., Bowen, J., Joseph, C., Desai, S., Ririe, M., Wolf, A. Collaborative Centers for Research and Education in the Care of Older Adults: Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Virgina. SGIM Forum. 27(5): 6. May 2004.
  3. Hunter, AJ., Desai, SS., and Harrison, RA, Chan BC. Medical Student Evaluation of the Quality of Hospitalist and Non-Hospitalist Teaching Faculty on Inpatient Medicine Rotations. Academic Medicine 2004;79:78-82
  4. Embi, PJ., Desai, SS., and Cooney, TG. Use and Utility of Web-Based Residency Program Information: a Survey of Residency Applicants. J Med Internet Res 2003;25;5(3):e22.

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