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).
  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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