Dr. Amit Desai

Dr. Amit Desai

  • MD (#A181736)
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry specialty
  • Trauma Focused CBT trained

Call: (408) 628-0532

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Dr. Amit Desai

Dr. Desai is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. He has worked in a wide variety of treatment settings throughout his training and career, using a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach along with evidence-based treatments.

In the spirit of a holistic approach, the center of Dr. Desai’s treatment plan centers upon the therapeutic alliance in which he makes an effort to understand the needs of not only the patient but the entire family unit. He believes in open, honest communication along with providing patients and families the time they need in order to fully understand and comprehend the challenges they face. He is passionate about empowering patients and families with knowledge, education, resources and creating a treatment plan using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention to help his patients reach their goals. He is ever mindful that each patient and family has their unique challenges, and his treatment plans are customized specifically to each patient encounter.


  • Adolescent Depression
  • Adolescent Anxiety
  •  eating disorders
  • neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Autism
  • ADHD
  • trauma related disorders
  • behavioral disturbances
  • sleep disturbances.

Dr. Desai has also been trained in Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates those therapeutic techniques in his day-to-day appointments.

Dr. Desai graduated from Ross University, and has trained at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport Louisiana and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Desai has recently moved back to the Bay Area to be closer to his nieces, along with his family. In his free time, Dr. Desai likes to collect diecast cars and airplanes, paint miniature figurines, and watch sports.

Medical Education:

Allegheny General Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine                    July 2018 – June 2019

Resident Physician, General Psychiatry

Allegheny General Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine                    July 2016 – June 2018

Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Louisiana State University Shreveport, LSUS School of Medicine                       July 2012 – June 2014

Resident Physician, General Psychiatry

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies                               June 2006 – June 2011

Doctor of Medicine Degree, June 2011

            ECFMG Certification, August 2011

Undergraduate Education:

University of California, San Diego                                                                     Sept 1999 – June 2004

B.A. Political Science: International Relations & Trade

Minors in Biology and Chemistry


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