Aken Desai, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA/BS, University of Michigan (MI) (2007)
Residency:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease (2017)
  • William Beaumont Hospital Program, Interventional Cardiology (2018)
  • University of Colorado, Interventional Cardiology (2019)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Interventional Cardiology

Publications

  • Desai A, Messenger JC, Quaife R, Carroll J. Update in Paravalvular Leak Closure. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2021 Jul 16;23(9):122. PubMed PMID: 34269898
  • Desai AA, Birlea M, Carroll JD. Reevaluating PFO Closure for Migraine. http://www.acc.org. April 22, 2021. Accessed April 22, 2021. https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2021/04/22/13/03/reevaluating-pfo-closure-for-migraine.
  • Desai AA, Carrroll JD. Percuatenous mitral balloon valvotomy for mitral stenosis. UpToDate. Accessed April 30, 2021. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/percutaneous-mitral-balloon-valvotomy-for-mitral-stenosis?source=history_widget.
  • Desai A, Strobel A. LV Pseudoaneurym Closure: Planning the Approach. Oral Presentation at: CSI Congress America 2021. December 3, 2021.
  • Desai A, Carroll J. Live Case in a Box: Mitral Transcatheter Edge to Edge Repair. Oral Presentation at: CSI Congress America 2021. December 3, 2021.
  • Desai A, Carroll J. Live Case in a Box: Patent Foramen Ovale Closure. Oral Presentation at: CSI Congress America 2021. December 3, 2021.
  • Messenger J, Desai A. Live Case in a Box: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Oral Presentation at: CSI Congress America 2021. December 4, 2021.
  • Chen Y, Lu W, Yang K, Duan X, Li M, Chen X, Zhang J, Kuang M, Liu S, Wu X, Zou G, Liu C, Hong C, He W, Liao J, Hou C, Zhang Z, Zheng Q, Chen J, Zhang N, Tang H, Vanderpool RR, Desai AA, Rischard F, Black SM, Garcia JGN, Makino A, Yuan JX, Zhong N, Wang J. Tetramethylpyrazine: A promising drug for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. Br J Pharmacol. 2020 Jun;177(12):2743-2764. PubMed PMID: 31976548
  • Purohit SN, Lee PJ, Strobel AL, Desai AA, Marsala MT, Bull TM, Brieke A, Vargas D, Kay JD, Altman NL. Unusual Case of Acquired Hypoxemia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;13(1):e006394. PubMed PMID: 31896269
  • Barrett CD, Cerbin L, Desai A, Carroll JD. Red Blood Cell Fragmentation Syndrome After Placement of MitraClip. JACC: Case Reports. 2020;2(7):1084-1088. doi:10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.009.
  • Pi H, Kosanovich CM, Handen A, et al. Outcomes of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Are Improved in a Specialty Care Center [published online ahead of print, 2020 Feb 25]. Chest. 2020;S0012-3692(20)30334-2. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.01.046
  • Desai AA, Biswas M, Rogers K. An Atypical Presentation of Early Iliac Stent Failure. http://www.acc.org. Jan 02, 2020. Accessed Jan 5, 2020. https://www.acc.org/education-and-meetings/patient-case-quizzes/2020/01/02/08/52an-atypical-presentation-of-early-iliac-stent-failure.
  • Purohit S, Lee P, Strobel A, Desai A, Marsala M, Bull T, Brike A, Vargas D, Kay J, Altman N. “An Unusal Case of Hypoxemia Folloing LVAD.” Circulation: Heart Failure. 2020 Jan; 13(1):
  • Barrett CD, Cerbin L, Desai A, Carroll JD. Red Blood Cell Fragmentation Syndrome After Placement of MitraClip. JACC Case Rep. 2020 Jun 17;2(7):1084-1088. PubMed PMID: 34317420
  • Purohit SN, Lee PJ, Strobel AL, Desai AA, Marsala MT, Bull TM, Brieke A, Vargas D, Kay JD, Altman NL. Unusual Case of Acquired Hypoxemia Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circ Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;13(1):e006394. PubMed PMID: 31896269
  • Pi H, Kosanovich CM, Handen A, Tao M, Visina J, Vanspeybroeck G, Simon MA, Risbano MG, Desai A, Mathier MA, Rivera-Lebron BN, Nguyen Q, Kliner J, Nouraie M, Chan SY. Outcomes of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Are Improved in a Specialty Care Center. Chest. 2020 Jul;158(1):330-340. PubMed PMID: 32109446
  • Davis MB, Shafton A, Desai A, Childers D, Bach DS. Reliable exclusion of acute coronary syndrome among hospitalized patients with elevated troponin. Clin Cardiol. 2014 Jul;37(7):395-401. PubMed PMID: 25180409
  • Silverman LZ, Hoesel LM, Desai A, Posa P, Purtill MA, Brandt MM. It takes an intensivist. Am J Surg. 2011 Mar;201(3):320-3; discussion 323. PubMed PMID: 21367371
  • Desai AA, Gill EA. Atlas of 3D Echocardiography, 2nd Edition: Mitral Stenosis. Editor: Edward A. Gill.
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology, Fellow
  • Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, Fellow

Practice Locations

UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

UCHealth Structural Heart and Valve Clinic - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2014, 2014)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2017, 2017)
  • Interventional Cardiology, Board Certification (2018, 2018)
  • Structural Heart Diseae, Specialized Training (2019)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Heart and Circulation - Angina
  • Heart and Circulation - Angioplasty
  • Heart and Circulation - Circulatory Disorders
  • Heart and Circulation - Coronary Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Attack
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart and Circulation - Interventional Cardiology
  • Heart and Circulation - Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Heart and Circulation - Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Heart and Circulation - Structural Heart Disease
Care Philosophy
I strive to provide personalized, compassionate and thoughtful care of patient with complex coronary disease, heart valve disorders and holes in the heart.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA/BS, University of Michigan (MI) (2007)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cardiovascular Disease (2017)
  • William Beaumont Hospital Program, Interventional Cardiology (2018)
  • University of Colorado, Interventional Cardiology (2019)
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Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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