Author: Karan Desai

Karan Desai Karan Desai (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Albany Medical College


Hi all. My name is Karan Desai, and I am a Class of 2015 student at Albany Medical College. When I was born, my dad lifted me to the skies at our local community hospital (Simba style from Lion King), and proclaimed “This son will be a doctor.” So, I am currently working towards fulfilling that prophecy. I love medicine, and the opportunities I get to help people in their most vulnerable moments. Outside of the hospital, I am also a health policy wonk, with positions within the AMA, NBME and AAMC. My other loves in life include the Philadelphia Eagles, the Northwestern Wildcats, goat cheese and tailgating.




Review of Systems

With my Fisher-Price stethoscope drooping to my knees, I opened up my first practice as a young boy, working out of my family’s kitchen, my hours fluctuating with my nap schedule. I was a dragon-seeker bent on improbable rescues, and as I would fiddle with my tools, I would imagine a future where patients returned to my office full of life and gratitude. What I did not count on as a five-year-old—or even as a …

Karan Desai Karan Desai (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

Albany Medical College


Hi all. My name is Karan Desai, and I am a Class of 2015 student at Albany Medical College. When I was born, my dad lifted me to the skies at our local community hospital (Simba style from Lion King), and proclaimed “This son will be a doctor.” So, I am currently working towards fulfilling that prophecy. I love medicine, and the opportunities I get to help people in their most vulnerable moments. Outside of the hospital, I am also a health policy wonk, with positions within the AMA, NBME and AAMC. My other loves in life include the Philadelphia Eagles, the Northwestern Wildcats, goat cheese and tailgating.