Dr. Kinjal Desai MD, MPH


Meet the Provider

Board Certifications:

  • United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties (Neurocritical Care)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Emergency Neurological Life Support
  • Residents as Teachers
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates


  • Providence Health, Telemedicine Stroke Neurologist, 2020-Present
  • Clinical Consultant, Chiesi Pharmaceuticals, Growth and Development of Protocol/Policies to Train Drug Representatives for effective use of Cleviprex for BP control in Neurocritical Care/Stroke Emergencies 2019 – Present
  • Clinical Consultant, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Development of Strategies for Primary care Providers for use of Xarelto in secondary stroke prevention 2019 – Present
  • Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Houston, College of Medicine (Education & Curriculum Development for Medical Students)
  • Eagle Telemedicine Specialist (Clinical) 2019 – Present
  • Envision Telemedicine neurologist 2019 – Present
  • Neurohospitalist, Neurocritical Care Consultant & Stroke Medical Director, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, TX, 2017-2019
  • Telemedicine Neurologist, Vituity, 2017-2019

Education Background:

  • Master of Public Health – Epidemiology & Biostatistics Emphasis, University of southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Smt NHL Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, India
  • Vascular/Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Adult Neurology Residency (PLY-2,3,4), Department of Neurology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Internal Medicine Internship (PLY-1), Department of Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Neurosurgical Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS


2018 40 Under 40, The Daily News for the Galveston County

2018 Innovations in Telemedicine Grant, Vituity

2016 “Top Leading Physicians of the World & Top Neurologist in Texas”

2015 Honored with “All-Star Neurology Resident Award” at the 19th Carl G. Evers Annual Banquet for 2015

2015 Recipient of “Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award” for 2014-15 Academic year, Sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation

2014 Nominated for Research Career Development Session, 12th Annual Neurocritical Care Meeting, Seattle, WA

2014 5 year Completion Certificate, University of Mississippi Medical Center

2014 Daisy Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center, awarded by 4South Stroke Unit nursing committee for “going out of way in helping patients and resolving conflicts with families and other health care providers”

2013 NIH K-Award Writer Series, University of Mississippi Medical Center, sponsored by Office of Rural Healthy & Health Disparities

2012 Daisy Award, University of Mississippi Medical Center, awarded by 4South Neurology/Neurosurgery Nurses for best patient care and “prompt response to Pages on Call”

2008 Best MPH Research Poster Award, University of Southern Mississippi, awarded for distinguished poster on “Dietary Intake & Implementation of School Wellness Policy in the lower Mississippi Delta”

2008 Outstanding Performance Master of Public Health Award, Dept. of Public Health, University of Southern Mississippi


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Gujarati