Komal B. Desai, MD

Komal B. Desai, MD

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Specialty
Ophthalmic Oncologist

Education and Fellowships

Medical school
University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine
Residency
Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
Residency
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Fellowship
University of California, San Francisco
Board certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology

Current Positions

Ocular oncology ophthalmologist for the treatment of all types of intraocular tumors, including retinoblastoma, melanomas, and all conjunctival tumors.


Biography

CURRICULUM VITAE



KOMAL B. DESAI, M.D.

desaik@sabateseye.com
913-261-2020




Education and Training:

1990-1996 University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine
Six-year combined B.A./M.D. program
Degrees: B.A., Biology/Doctor of Medicine

1996-1997 Internal Medicine Intern
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
1997-1999 Internal Medicine Resident
Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, OH
1999-2002 Ophthalmology Resident
University of Missouri, Kansas City
School of Medicine
2002-2003 Ocular Oncology Clinical and
University of California, San Francisco Research Fellow

Academic Appointments:


2003-2006 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

2006-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

2003-Present Director of Ocular Oncology Service, Eye Foundation of Kansas City,
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri Kansas City, MO

2009-Present Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Eye Foundation of Kansas
City, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, KCMO

2003- Present Site Director, St. Luke’s Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology,
University of Missouri, Kansas City MO

Hospital Appointments:

Truman Medical Centers, Kansas City, Mo and Lee’s Summit, MO
Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Children’s Mercy South Hospital, Overland Park, KS
St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
St. Luke’s South Hospital, Overland Park, KS
Research Medical Center, Kansas City MO


Medical Licensure:

1997-Present Kansas - Permanent
1999-Present Missouri - Permanent
1997-1999 Ohio - Temporary
2002-2003 California – Temporary

Board Certification:

2003 American Board of Ophthalmology

Memberships:

American Medical Association
Missouri State Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
Missouri Organization of Surgeons and Eye Physicians
Metropolitan Medical Society of Kansas City
Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Ancillary Professional Activities

2002-2003 Co-Reviewer, Archives of Ophthalmology
Co-Reviewer, Ophthalmology
Under supervision of Joan O’Brien, MD

Teaching Experience

1990-1994 Biology, English Teaching Assistant
University of Missouri, Kansas City
1992-1994 Histology, Gross Anatomy Teaching Assistant
University of Missouri, Kansas City
School of Medicine
2000-2001 Intro to Ophthalmology Technology School Teacher
University of Missouri, Kansas City


Awards:




Employment:

2003-Present Sabates Eye Centers
11261 Nall Avenue, Leawood, KS 66211
913-261-2020



PRESENTATIONS

1995 “Pyogenic Arthritis in Children: Implications in Therapy”
Infectious Diseases Society, Poster Presentation
UMKC Annual Research Days, Kansas City, MO
1998 “Post-partum Syncope: Presentation in 5 patients”
St. Vincent’s Medical Center Annual Research Day
Internal Medicine Residency, Toledo, OH
2002 “Laser Suture Lysis: Implications of Tension and Waterlength”
UMKC Ophthalmology Research Forum-
2003 “Retinoblastoma: Current Research and Management”
Mayo Clinic, Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
“Current Updates in Genetics of Heritable Retinoblastoma”
UCSF, Monthly Research Forum

Grand Rounds Presentations, Internal Medicine (KU and MCO)

1997 Clostridium Difficule, Pseudomenbranous Colitis
MALTomas: unusual cases and their management
1998 Neurocardiogenic and Post-partum Syncopes
Ocular manifestations of Systemic Diseases
Advances in Hepatic and Liver Transplantation
1999 BOOP: case presentation, diagnosis, and treatment

Grand Rounds Presentations, Ophthalmology (UMKC)

1999 Ocular Involvement in ALL
Unusual Presentation of Peter’s Anomaly
Bleb Dysesthesia
2001 Corneal Ulcer Associated With Parry-Rhomberg Syndrome
Orbital Inflammatory Disease in a Caribbean female
ARMD advances in therapy

2002 Acute Chalcosis after penetrating injury
Retinoblastoma
Central Areolar Choroidopathy

Grand Rounds Presentations, Ocular Oncology (UCSF)

2002 Intraocular Lymphoma: case presentations, diagnosis, management
2003 PNETs and dorsal midbrain syndrome
Choroidal Metastasis in Breast Careinoma

Other Significant Ophthalmology Lectures

2000-2002 Introduction to Fluorescein Angiogram
1st and 2nd year residents core teaching
2000-2002 Ophthalmic Tech Weekly Seminars
ARMD and PDT
Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
What is Retinoschisis?
Is Grave’s an Ophthalmic Emergency?
How to take an accurate Goldmann tonometry reading?
Blephs, Tucks, and Ptosis Repairs
Abnormal Pupillary Exams
What is nystagmus?
1999-2002 Clinico-pathological conferences Bi-Monthly
1999-2002 Weekly Retina Fluorescein/Case Presentations
2000-2002 Weekly Macula Conference

BOOK CHAPTER

1996 Jackson MA, Desai KB, “Pyogenic Arthritis in Children” Oxford
Textbook of Rheumatology. 2nd ed. 1996.

PEER-REVIEW ARTICLES

1. Desai KB, Krishna R. “Bleb Dysesthesia: Surgical Management with Compression
Sutures” - accepted for publication, Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers.
2. Desai KB, Lyon DB, Krishna R. “Corneal Ulcer Associated with Parry-Rhomberg
Syndrome” – submitted for review, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
3. Desai KB, DeBry P. “Laser Suture Lysis: Implications of Tension and Wavelength” -
paper in progress (prospective study).
4. Kim EC, Howes EL, Coonan P., Desai, KB, O’Brien JM. “Intraocular Primitive Neuro-
ectodermal Tumor (PNET) in a 54 yr. old man with AIDS” – resubmission to Archives
of Ophthalmology.

ONGOING CLINCIAL RESEARCH

1. Desai, KB, Van Quill KR, Tsai T, Gallie B, O’Brien JM. “Genotype-Phenotype correlations in heritable retinoblastoma” Dept. of Ophthalmology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA, Dept. of Ophthalmology, HSC, Toronto, ON (ARVO 2003 abstract, in data analysis mode).
2. Fine L, Tsai T, Van Quill KR, Desai KB, O’Brien JM. “Prediction of outcomes in Hereditary Retinoblastoma”. Dept. of Ophthalmology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA. – in preparation mode.
3. Golchet P, Desai, KB, Lin S, O’Brien JM. “Utility of Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of Anterior Segment Lesions”. Dept. of Ophthalmology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA. – data collection mode.
4. Gupta A, Desai, KB, O’Brien JM. “Correlation of Systemic Malignancies in patients with Uveal Melanoma”. Dept. of Ophthalmology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA.
(retrospective analysis).

HONORS AND AWARDS

1988-1990 Mena High School, Arkansas
Governor’s Summer Scholarship Program-Mathematics
Arkansas Girls State
Awards of Excellence: Biology, Advanced Mathematics, History
Valedictorian
1990-1996 University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
Flarsheim Merit Scholarship
Arkansas Education Dept Scholarship
MSMA Outstanding Student Award
UMKC Collegiate Athletic Scholarship
Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society
Mortar Board Honor Society
UMKC Research Days, 2nd place-Pediatric Research
Award of Excellence, Anatomy
Award of Excellence, Histology
Award of Excellence, Neuroanatomy
1991-1992 Anjana Association of Indians in America
Excellence in Education Award
1997 Ahmedabad Indian Association, India
Honors, Women in Medicine
1997-1999 Internal Medicine, MCO (Toledo, OH)
Outstanding Clinical Presentations Award
Grand Rounds Presentation of the Year
Most compassionate resident award

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2000-2001 Kansas City Glaucoma Screening
1999-2001 Vision Screening for Rotary Club
1993-1998 Ronald McDonald House Volunteer






1990-1994 Salvation Army Volunteer
1992-1995 Kansas City Free Health Clinic
1991-1993 Trick or Treat Village Volunteer

LANGUAGES

English
Gujrati
Hindi


Selected publications

  • “Pyogenic Arthritis in Children”
    Jackson MA, Desai KB, Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology. 2nd ed. 1996.

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