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Mihir J. Desai MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Medical Director - Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin
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  • 514 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Adult Orthopaedics
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    Hand Surgery
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    Orthopaedic Surgery
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    Pediatric Hand Surgery

Locations (3)

1215 21st Avenue South, Suites 3200 and 4200
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade
6002 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205


  • Masters of Science - Georgetown University, 2005
  • Doctor of Medicine - Georgetown University, 2009
  • Residency - Emory University, 2013
  • Chief Residency - Emory University, 2014
  • Fellowship - Duke University Health System, 2015

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
  • Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2018

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
The provider even understood the activities leading up to the injury including the movements. This made communication very easy both on how it happened and how to proceed staying active while letting myself heal.
May 18, 2022
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The Dr. Described the problem and gave me options for treating it.
May 14, 2022
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Dr. Desai is very thorough and is a good listener. He spent a lot of time trying to understand my problem and offered me hope that he could find a diagnosis
May 11, 2022
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Everyone I spoke to was very nice and listened to my concerns. They also were thorough in their explanations.
May 10, 2022
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This was my first time to meet Dr. Desai and he was like talking to an old friend. Very approachable, listened to my concerns, gave me options for my treatment, and supportive of my decision. He took the time to answer all of my questions and told me to send him a message later If anything else came to mind. I couldn't have asked for a better orthopedic surgeon. I have my procedure scheduled which was also easy to get done even when I had to change it due to a meeting at work that came up. I highly recommend Dr. Desai to my friends and family. I will without a doubt continue to go to him if I need another ortho visit.
May 8, 2022
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Dr. Desai is one of the best I've ever seen.
April 29, 2022
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GREAT care
April 12, 2022
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I have been singing his praises daily since the visit!
April 8, 2022
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Very good
April 4, 2022
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