Prakash K. Desai, MD
Dr. Prakash K. Desai practices Invasive Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Pacing at Amarillo Heart Group. He established the Electrophysiology Lab at Baptist-St. Anthony's Health System where he has served as Chief of Cardiology. He also runs the Pacemaker and Defibrillator Clinic and arrhythmia service at Amarillo Heart Group.
Dr. Desai is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Potter-Randall County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, American College of Cardiology, and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE). He has received certification in the FLEX examination, Federation Licensing Examination, and the Standard ECFMG.
Involved in numerous research studies, Dr. Desai has had reports and abstracts appear in publications including "PACE", "International Journal of Chronobiology", and "American Heart Association". Dr. Desai is involved with a number of device clinical trials including Biventricular ICD and Atrial Fibrillation Device.
Dr. Desai received his pre-medical degree from St. Xavier's College in Ahmedabad, India. He received an M.B.; B.S. from B.J. Medical College, Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Bergan Pines County Hospital, affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Desai complete his Fellowship in Cardiology at the Metropolitan Hospital in New York which is affiliated with New York Medical College and Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. His Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Pacing was completed at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Special skills include: Electrophysiology Studies and Ablations; Arrhythmia Management, Temporary and Permanent Pacemaker Implantation; Defibrillator Implantation, Tilt Table Tests; Syncope Evaluations; Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization; Cardioversion; Exercise Stress Testing; Two-dimensional Doppler Echocardiography.