Dr. Palak Desai, MD

Dr. Palak Desai, MD

Hematology & OncologyMaleAge 36

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Dr. Palak Desai, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago and AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.

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AMITA Health Medical Group Hematology Oncology Chicago

AMITA Health Medical Group Hematology Oncology Chicago331 W Surf St Ste 1300 Chicago, IL 60657
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Desai is affiliated with AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Low Wait Times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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  • Explained conditions well (3)
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    I firmly believe Dr Desai provides quality care. He is very informative with my treatment and demonstrates compassion. I would highly recommend Dr Desai.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    This is the best Dr. I've ever been to. He's smart and totally trust him! I left there in a better mood then I had coming in.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Experience
    Background

    Background Check

    No malpractice claims found for Illinois
    No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
    No board actions found for the years we collect data
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    Dr. Desai's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Blood Disorders
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Desai treats Blood Disorders more than 69% of his peers

    Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

    Cancer
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Desai treats Cancer more than 64% of his peers

    Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
    • Adolescent Cancer
    • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
    • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
    • Ampullary Carcinoma
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
    • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
    • Appendix Cancer
    • Astrocytoma
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
    • Basal Type Breast Cancer
    • Benign Astrocytoma
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Biliary Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Blood Cancer
    • Bone Cancer
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brainstem Glioma
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer Recurrence
    • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
    • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
    • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
    • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
    • Cerebral Astrocytoma
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Cholangiocarcinoma
    • Chordoma
    • Choriocarcinoma
    • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
    • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
    • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Distal Colorectal Cancer
    • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
    • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
    • Duodenal Cancer
    • Ear Cancer
    • Endocrine Cancer
    • Endometrial Cancer
    • ENT Cancer
    • Epidermoid Carcinoma
    • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
    • Eye Cancer
    • Facial Skin Cancer
    • Fallopian Tube Cancer
    • Familial Colorectal Cancer
    • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
    • Familial Renal Cancer
    • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
    • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
    • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
    • Gall Bladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
    • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
    • Genital System Cancer
    • Genitourinary Cancers
    • Gland Cancer
    • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
    • Glioma
    • Gliomatosis Cerebri
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
    • Heart Cancer
    • Hepatobiliary Cancer
    • Hepatocellular Cancer
    • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    • Hip Cancer
    • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
    • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Intestinal Cancer
    • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
    • Invasive Breast Cancer
    • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
    • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    • Joint Cancer
    • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Laryngeal Carcinoma
    • Limb Cancer
    • Lip Cancer
    • Liver Cancer
    • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lymphoma of the Breast
    • Male Breast Cancer
    • Male Genitourinary Cancer
    • Malignant Astrocytoma
    • Malignant Breast Tumor
    • Malignant Glioma
    • Mediastinal Cancer
    • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
    • Medulloblastoma
    • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
    • Merkel Cell Cancer
    • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Metastatic Blood Cancer
    • Metastatic Bone Cancer
    • Metastatic Breast Cancer
    • Metastatic Cancer
    • Metastatic Liver Cancer
    • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
    • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
    • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
    • Metastatic Skin Cancer
    • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
    • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
    • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
    • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
    • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
    • MSS Colorectal Cancer
    • Muscle Cancer
    • Nasal Cavity Cancer
    • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    • Neck Cancer
    • Nerve Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Cancer
    • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
    • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
    • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
    • Nose Cancer
    • Oligodendroglioma
    • Oral Cancer
    • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
    • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
    • Palate Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
    • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
    • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
    • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
    • Parathyroid Carcinoma
    • Parotid Gland Cancer
    • Pediatric Cancer
    • Pelvic Cancer
    • Penile Cancer
    • Pharyngeal Cancer
    • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
    • Primary Prostate Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
    • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
    • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
    • Renal Cell Cancer
    • Respiratory System Cancer
    • Retinal Cancer
    • Salivary Gland Cancer
    • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
    • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
    • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
    • Sinus Cancer
    • Skin Cancer
    • Small Cell Lung Cancer
    • Spinal Cord Cancer
    • Spleen Cancer
    • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer, Familial
    • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thoracic Cancer
    • Throat Cancer
    • Thymus Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
    • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
    • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Trachea Cancer
    • Transitional Cell Cancer
    • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
    • Tubular Carcinoma
    • Urachal Cancer
    • Ureteral Cancer
    • Urinary Tract Cancer
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Vaginal Cancer
    • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
    • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
    • Vulvar Cancer
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    Anemia
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Desai treats Anemia more than 59% of his peers

    Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
    • Anemia of Pregnancy
    • Aplastic Anemia
    • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
    • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
    • Chronic Anemia
    • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
    • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
    • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
    • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
    • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
    • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
    • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
    • Hereditary Spherocytosis
    • Iron Deficiency Anemia
    • Megaloblastic Anemia
    • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
    • Myelpathic Anemia
    • Neonatal Anemia
    • Nutritional Anemia
    • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
    • Pernicious Anemia
    • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
    • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
    • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
    • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
    • Sideroblastic Anemia
    • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
    • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
    • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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    Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

    • Acute Leukemia
    • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
    • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
    • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    • All Lymphoma
    • Anemia
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bleeding Disorders
    • Blood Disorders
    • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Cancer
    • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
    • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
    • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Hypercoagulable State
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Leukocytosis
    • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
    • Maternal Anemia
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Myeloma
    • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Neutropenia
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Pancytopenia
    • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
    • Purpura
    • Reticulosarcoma
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Thrombocytosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease

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    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
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    Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
    Priority Health
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Palak Desai, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth...Read more

    Specialties

    • Hematology & Oncology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Oncology

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Palak Desai, MD?

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    Is Dr. Palak Desai, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. Palak Desai, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Desai frequently treats Blood Disorders, Cancer, and Anemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Desai treats.

    Where is Dr. Palak Desai, MD's office located?

    Dr. Desai's office is located at 331 W Surf St Ste 1300, Chicago, IL 60657. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Palak Desai, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Desai has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Desai is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago

    Chicago, IL

    69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

    6 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

    AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago

    Chicago, IL

    6 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)