Desai, Gautam

Gautam Desai

Chair of Primary Care/Professor - Kansas City
Professor of Primary Care

Curriculum Vitae

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  • D.O. in , Michigan State University COM, 199X
  • B.A. in Psychology, Boston University, 198X

Teaching Interests/Courses

  • Global Medicine
  • Communication Skills
  • Osteopathic Manipulation

Research Interests

  • Integrative Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Global Health
  • Clinical Research Trials


  • Robert A. Klobnak Award
    Recognition of an individual’s outstanding accomplishments within DOCARE International, a medical outreach organization dedicated to providing health care to indigent and isolated people in remote areas around the world, 10/2012
  • Professional Medallion Award
    Presented for dedicated service to MAOPS or a MAOPS Osteopathic District Association, and/or organized osteopathic affiliates, 03/2020
  • International Healthcare Preceptor Award
    This award recognizes individuals who have made an important impact in training of the next generation of international healthcare volunteers. Through their instruction and their role modeling, award recipients express the value of each individual, 06/2020

Professional Affiliations

  • President, 01/2014 - 01/2016, DOCARE International NFP
  • Vice-President, Board of Governors, 03/2021 - Present, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Physician Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Family Medicine

Community Service

  • President, 1/1/2014 - 1/1/2016, DOCARE International NFP
    A medical outreach organization dedicated to providing much-needed healthcare to indigent and isolated people in remote areas around the world.


Outside Interests

  • Family
  • Reading
  • Snowboarding