Dr. Pinkal Desai, MD

Dr. Pinkal Desai, MD

Hematology •  Female • Age 39

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Pinkal Desai, MD is a Hematology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Desai has more experience with Blood Cancers than other specialists in her area. She graduated from B J Medical College medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.


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Weill Cornell Leukemia Program

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(212) 235-1519
Leukemia520 E 70th St # Starr New York, NY 10021
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Dr. Desai took the time to explain my condition in details and made sure I understand everything. She went over all the next steps and made me feel so much better about the treatment.
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Jul 23, 2020
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Paul Marano – Jul 02, 2020
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Dr Desai is one of the best. I felt comfortable in her presence. She explained everything
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Jennifer Newland – Jun 28, 2020
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Professional skilled hematologist/oncologist and very caring
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Marilyn Johnson – Jun 21, 2020
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I have been her patient for 5 years and she is very trustworthy and a wonderful person. She knows her stuff
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Debra Klein – Jun 21, 2020
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Dr Desai is terrific..She's always on the cutting edge of understanding my disease.. Always takes the time to inform me what is going on in a very pleasant manner..Would highly recommend her to anyone
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Jun 20, 2020
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Dr. Desai has been my doctor for the past 4 years and we have created a friendship that goes beyond just being a patient. She is professional and truly cares in helping others. I am so grateful for all she does and I am confident that my health is always in great hands.
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May 11, 2020
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Very good explanation of disease progression and treatments. I felt very comfortable with her knowledge and interaction.
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May 10, 2020
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She is amazing. As is the whole staff in hematology.
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Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Pinkal Desai has been my oncologist/hematologist for 3 years. I am truly fortunate to be a patient in her care. I travel from Westchester and could not choose a better physician anywhere.
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Corinne – Feb 02, 2020
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I would very highly recommend Dr Desai. She is very knowledgeable thorough and kind.
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Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acute Leukemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Acute Leukemia more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Acute Myeloid Leukemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Acute Myeloid Leukemia more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Leukemia
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Medication Management
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Providence Hospital and Medical Centers
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Detroit Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
B J Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average