Find an Orthopedic Specialist

Newport Beach
New Search
Practice accepting new patients.

Shaunak S Desai MD

(949) 722-7038
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Expertise
  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Map & Directions
19582 Beach Blvd #306
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Map & Directions
16300 Sand Canyon, #400
Irvine, CA 92618
Map & Directions

Education & Training

Medical Education - Northwestern University Medical School (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Henry Ford Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Residency - Henry Ford Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Stanford University Medical Center (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Surgery of the Hand)

Physician Bio

A native of California, Dr. Shaunak Desai grew up in San Jose, California. He began his education at the University of California, Riverside earning his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Neuroscience. He graduated Magna cum Laude with honors and went on to attend Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. After medical school, Dr. Desai completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Henry Ford Health System, a very busy Level 1 Trauma Center in Detroit, Michigan.

“During his residency he served as the Administrative Chief Resident and was nominated for Outstanding Resident of the Year.”

Dr. Desai returned to California to complete his Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Stanford University where he studied under world-renowned plastic and orthopedic trained hand surgeons. During residency, Dr. Desai was a part of Stanford’s investigational center for the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease. He spent significant time studying and treating the disease along with other peripheral nerve injuries. Dr. Desai brings with him to Orange County a brand new non-surgical Collagenase treatment for Dupuytren’s disease.

In his spare time, Dr. Desai enjoys being active, going to the gym, running, softball, and soccer. He is a former F.I.F.A. certified soccer referee. He currently resides in Newport Beach with his wife and young daughter and is looking forward to learning how to surf.