Nihar Desai, MD, MPH

Associate Professor Term

Departments & Organizations

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Internal Medicine: Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Nihar Desai, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Medicine Section of the Yale School of Medicine and an Investigator in the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. His interests focus on comparative effectiveness of antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy, identifying opportunities to improve outcomes, and evaluating the impact of novel care delivery systems on cost and quality. He graduated with highest honors from Lehigh University before completing an internship in the Clinton White House. He then attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he received his Doctorate in Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health where he received his Master’s in Public Health. Dr. Desai completed his residency training in Internal Medicine as well as his clinical fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He then completed a research fellowship at the TIMI Study Group with Dr. Eugene Braunwald. His scholarly work has been published in New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has served in leadership positions in several organizations and is passionate about the need for strong physician leaders to advocate for our patients and our profession.

Education & Training

MD University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2006)
MPH Harvard School of Public Health (2005)
Fellowship Brigham & Women's Hospital
Residency Brigham & Women's Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2009)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (2012)

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Contact Info

Nihar Desai, MD, MPH
Patient Care Location
Yale Internal Medicine-CardiologyYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Cardiovascular Medicine15 York Street
PO Box 208017

New Haven, CT 06520-8017

Curriculum Vitae

Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation