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Mihir J. Desai MD, MS

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellowship Director - Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, and Medical Director - Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Orthopaedics
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


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


  • English


  • 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

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Provider listened to my issue and explained everything well
February 23, 2024
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February 22, 2024
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Dr. Desai was amazing! He listened to my problem, performed an exam and thoroughly informed me of my diagnosis and treatment plan. He was empathetic, kind and very compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone needing a provider in his specialty!
February 14, 2024
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Love Dr Desai
February 13, 2024
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Good experience with the doctor
February 11, 2024
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Everything and everyone made me comfortable with the surgery decision
February 4, 2024
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Great experience in every way.
February 4, 2024
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Good experience
February 2, 2024
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Dr. Desai and his medical team are wonderful, caring and professional. Nice to know you're in good hands
January 29, 2024
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