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Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD

Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD

  • Dr. Desai is a graduate of Bombay (Mumbai)University
  • MPH, Master of Public Health from USF in Epidemiology and Biostatics. Emphasis on Epidemiology of Cancer statistics in Florida.
  • Residency in Internal Medicine from Cook County Hospital, Chicago
  • Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology from University of Illinois, Chicago. Including rotation at Rush University, West side VA and NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • Teaching position for two years at Cook County Hospital


Medical Education & Training

Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & University of Bombay
Residency: Cook County Hospital
Fellowship: University of Illinois
Specialty Board Certifications: American Board of Oncology - Hematology

Procedures and Conditions

Basic pathophysiologic mechanisms and therapy of diseases of the blood including anemias, diseases of white cells and disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis. - Abdominal paracentesis - Arthocentesis and joint injections - Arterial venous puncture technique and interpretation - Blood smear technique and interpretation - Bone marrow aspiration - Breast cyst aspiration - Burns, superficial and partial thicknes - Bursa and joint aspiration and injection, basic analysis of joint fluid - EKG interpretation - Excision of skin and subceutaneous tumors, nodules, and lesions - Gram stain - Incision and drainage of abscesses - Intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intracutaneous injections - Local anesthetic techniques - Lumbar Puncture - Nasogastric tube insertion - Occult blood testing - Pulmonary function studies - Pelvic examination with associated labratory evaluations (PAP smear, trichomonas, monilia, STD's) - Performance of simple skin biopsy or excision - Placement of anterior and posterior nasal hemostatic packing - Potassium hydroxide prep - Proctosigmoidoscopic examination - Removal of nonpenetrating corneal foreign body, nasal foreign body - Repair of lacerations - Skins testing (allergy and cell mediated) interpretation - Supervision of patients receiving chemotherapeutic agents intravenously, and/or intraperitonealy for Outpatients in an emergency - Suprapubic bladder aspiration - Thoracentesis - Tracheal suctioning - Urethral catheterization -Venous cutdown Antineoplastic therapy, including chemotherapeutic drugs and biologic response modifiers available for treatment of neoplastic diseases as well as the indications, limitations, and complications of their use in specific clinical situations

Accepted Insurance

Most Insurances are accepted. Does not accept Coventry and TriCare.




English, Hindi and Gujarati

Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD


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Pratibha Kirit Desai, MD

Office Locations

Pratibha Kirit Desai MD
5000 Park St. N.
Suite 1017
St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Phone: (727) 344-6569
Fax: (727) 384-4388


St. Petersburg General Hospital

St. Petersburg General Hospital
6500 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 384-1414