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Sima Desai, M.D., MACP, FRCP (she/her)

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  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine


  • Medicine

Special focus

  • Hospitalist

About me

Dr. Sima Desai graduated from the University of New Mexico receiving her BS and BA in Biology and Chemistry, respectively.  She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine followed by residency and Chief Residency at OHSU.  She was recruited along with her co-chiefs to start the hospitalist program at OHSU and has enjoyed a career in caring for patients and teaching resident and students since that time.  Her career path has ranged anywhere from being the Section Chief for the Hospitalist Division to being an Associate Program Director before becoming Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Desai is also the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine. Her passions are in medical education, diagnostic reasoning, and mentorship. She enjoys spending time watching baseball, riding her bike and being with her family and friends.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • B.A., 1990, University of New Mexico
    • B.S., 1989, University of New Mexico
    • M.D., 1994, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Internship

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 1995
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 1997
    • Chief Residency, Oregon Health & Science University, 1998
  • Certifications

    • Internal medicine, 1997
    • Internal Medicine, 2007, 2017

Memberships and associations:

  • ACP Member
  • ACP Education Committee, member
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