Dr. Saleem Desai, MD, FACP, FACG, is a gastroenterologist serving the Northridge, San Fernando, and Los Angeles areas. Truly devoted to his patients, Dr. Desai always puts their needs first – and uses cutting-edge technology to get them back to health as swiftly as possible. He makes sure that patients are always able to schedule same-day appointments, and is the only gastroenterologist in the valley who performs the specialized Pill Cam procedure.
Dr. Desai works diligently to always keep his medical education current. He has received training at some of the world's most prestigious institutions, including a residency in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, part of the Boston University School of Medicine. He also completed a residency in Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.
Originally from California, Dr. Desai performs a number of specialized procedures, including push enteroscopy, percutaneous feeding tubes, stenting, foreign body extraction, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. In the past, Dr. Desai served as clinical fellow and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His awards include two “Active Teacher in Family Medicine” awards, from the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2007 and 2011. Dr. Desai currently serves as Director of Endoscopy at Endeavor Surgery Center in Northridge. He is proud to volunteer as a medical consultant for indigent patients through the Northridge Hospital Foundation.