Alpa Desai, DO

Alpa Desai, DO

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Biography

Alpa Desai, D.O., currently serves as medical director of the UF Health Family Medicine - Jonesville. She received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Western University of Health Sciences through the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the United States Air Force. She then went on to complete her family medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base in California. Dr. Desai served for seven years in the United States Air Force prior to joining University of Florida College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include women’s health, preventative health and adolescent health. She has published chapters in the books, Nailing the Written Emergency Board Examination as well as Primary Care for the Emergency Physician, a book in which she also served as co-editor-in-chief. She enjoys spending time with her family, running and volunteering her time with the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program and A Very Good Deed local charitable organizations.

Education

Residency - Family Practice
David Grant Medical Center
2001-2003

Internship - Family Practice
David Grant Medical Center
2000-2001

Medical Degree
Western University of Health Sciences
1996-2000

B.S. - Biology
University of California - Davis
1992-1996

Board Certification

  • Family Practice - American Board of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

Exemplary Teaching Award
University of Florida
2016

Meritorious Service Medal
United States Air Force
2007

National Defense Service Medal
n/a
2005

Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force
2003

Sigma Sigma Phi
National Osteopathic Honor Society
1998-2000

Health Professions Scholarship Program
Air Force
1996-2000