Prof Akshay Desai is a cardiovascular medicine specialist and the director of the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr Desai’s research focuses on improving care and outcomes for HF patients, as well as strategies to reduce heart failure readmissions.
Prof Desai received his medical degree from HMS. He completed an internal medicine residency as well as fellowships in cardiovascular medicine, vascular medicine and advanced heart disease at BWH. He is board certified in and cardiovascular disease, as well as advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology.
His clinical interests include advanced heart failure, cardiomyopathies (myocarditis, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis), congenital heart disease and cardiac transplantation. His research has received support from the American College of Cardiology and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.