Dr. Alpa Desai practices Pulmonology in East Setauket, NY. A pulmonologist is a physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary conditions and diseases. Dr. Desai manages patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation, and is specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.
Education and Training
Albany Medical College - Union University 2003
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
- Temple University Hospital
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
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