Dev Desai, M.D., Ph.D.
Surgical Director of Visceral Transplant, Children’s Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Immunology, UT Southwestern
BORN AWORLD AWAY: Spent his first two years of life in Bulsar, India; makes regular visits to see family and the country.
LIVING THE DREAM: Wanted to be a physician since high school. “I was fascinated with how the body functioned and how little we knew about some of the basic functions of the different organs.”
MOTIVATING FACTOR: “Transplants have an immediate lifesaving impact.” He is intrigued by how the immune system works and its role in transplant rejection.
IF HE COULD CHANGE ONE THING: The scarcity of organs for kids in desperate need of them.
FAMILY MAN: Spends most of his free time with his wife of 20 years, Manisha, and their two children, ages 11 and 9.
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