Tejas Desai, DO, is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Heights Dermatology. From the offices in Houston, Rosenberg, Lake Jackson, Portland, Corpus Christi, Palacios, Columbus, Gonzales, Dallas, Mansfield, Beaumont, Bay City, New Braunfels, and San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Desai is committed to making every one of his patients happy.
A native Houstonian, Dr. Desai completed his undergraduate education at the University of Houston, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in only three years. During medical school, he was involved in multiple dermatologic research teams at Columbia Medical School in New York City and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Finally, he completed his dermatology and surgical fellowship in southern California.
Dr. Desai won several awards for his research as a distinguished resident. He also lectured at several dermatologic conferences across the United States and internationally. He is recognized for his strong academic work, placing second in the nation on a dermatologic in-service exam amongst all residents in the country.
Dr. Desai enrolled in a one-year fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and facial reconstruction at Loma Linda University in California. He trained with the former Co-Chairman of Dermatology at Harvard University. Dr. Desai served as the Loma Linda Melanoma Tumor Board coordinator from 2007-2008, where difficult-to-treat cases were deferred to him and his colleagues.
An author in his own right, Dr. Desai wrote a plethora of scholarly articles in leading dermatology journals. In addition, he authored three chapters in two major dermatology textbooks. Many of the chapters focus on ethics and legality in the practice of dermatology. It comes as no surprise that he is an expert consultant to review dermatologic malpractice cases in Texas.
An adjunct professor of Western University of Health Sciences located in Pomona, CA, Dr. Desai 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, from local firefighters and police officers to professional athletes.
He has consulted several Anaheim Angels baseball players during Spring Training while in Southern California and participated in international mission trips to the outskirts of the Amazon rain forest located near Quito, Ecuador.
Apart from academia, Dr. Desai has been invited as a guest by his good friend and colleague on “Dr. 90210” on E!, discussing and performing laser tattoo removal on camera. His personal hobbies include tennis and traveling.