OV Richmond Physicians

Sanjay S. Desai, MD

Special Procedures

  • Biceps Tendon Reinsertion
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Trauma
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery
  • Thumb CMC Replacement

Board Certified

  • Recertified in Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, 2010
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, 1997

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Education: Brown University (1980), magna cum laude
  • Medical Degree: George Washington University (1984)


  • Washington Hospital Center (1985)


  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1990)


  • Duke University Medical Center, Hand & Microvascular Surgery (1994)

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Duke Hand Club
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Society for Peripheral Nerve
  • Southeastern Hand Club, President
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society

Hospital Affiliations

  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Parham Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Parham Doctors' Hospital
  • St. Mary's Hospital


  • Virginia Living Top Doc 2019
  • Named One of the Top Hand Surgeons in the Country, US News
  • Alec Horowitz Prize in Surgery, George Washington University
  • Meritorious Service Medal & Army Achievement Medal, Operation Desert Storm
  • Recognized as the Best Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Richmond Magazine’s Top Docs issue, 2000, ’04, ’06, ’08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17, '18

Team Affiliations

  • U.S. Army, major in Medical Corps, Landstuhl Army Medical Center, Germany (1990-1993)

Interests and Community Involvement

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