During residency, Dr. Tejas Desai won several awards for research and as a distinguished resident. He also lectured at several dermatologic meetings from across the nation to international cities such as Dublin, Ireland, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has also been recognized for his strong academic work, placing second in the nation on a dermatologic in-service exam amongst all residents in the country.
Dr. Tejas Desai enrolled in a one-year fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and facial reconstruction at Loma Linda University, where he trained with former co-chairman of dermatology at Harvard University. He also served as the coordinator of the Loma Linda Melanoma Tumor Board from 2007-2008, where difficult to treat cases were deferred to him and his colleagues. He has authored a plethora of scholarly articles in leading dermatology journals. In addition, he has authored three chapters in two major dermatology textbooks. Many of the chapters focus on the ethics and legality in the practice of dermatology. It comes to no surprise that he is an expert consultant to review dermatologic, malpractice cases in the state of Texas.
Dr. Tejas Desai is an adjunct professor of Western University of Health Sciences located in Pomona, CA, where he serves as an integral part of second year medical students’ curriculum. He continues to mentor students all over the nation. He is currently involved in multiple community outreach programs, where he performs skin exams for different groups of people, such as local firemen and policemen to professional athletes. He has consulted several Anaheim Angels baseball players during Spring Training while in Southern California and has participated in international mission trips to the outskirts of the Amazon rain forest located near Quito, Ecuador.
Apart from academia, Dr. Tejas Desai has been invited as a guest from his good friend and colleague on Dr. 90210 on E!, discussing and performing laser tattoo removal on camera. His personal hobbies include tennis, traveling and making his patients happy!