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Nikhil Desai, MD, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Santa Clara, CA, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

NikhilDesaiMDDMD, FACS

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Santa Clara, CA

Maxillofacial Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Trauma

Chief of Maxillofacial Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Santa Clara

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Summary

  • Dr. Nikhil Desai is a maxillofacial surgeon in Santa Clara, CA and is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his dental degree from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly UMDNJ). He has been in practice 14 years. Dr. Desai is experienced in orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, alveolar cleft repair, TMJ surgery, outpatient anesthesia, dentoalveolar surgery, maxillofacial pathology and maxillofacial reconstruction. He currently serves as the Regional Chair of Maxillofacial Surgery Chiefs for the Northern California Permanente Group, and is a Clinical Instructor (Affiliated) with Stanford University Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Education & Training

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Vanderbilt University Medical CenterResidency, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 2002 - 2008
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Vanderbilt University Medical CenterInternship, Surgery, 2005 - 2006
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Vanderbilt University School of MedicineClass of 2005, MD
  • Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly UMDNJ - New Jersey Dental School)
    Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (formerly UMDNJ - New Jersey Dental School)DMD, Dentistry, 1998 - 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2008 - 2013
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2008 - 2023
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2003 - 2023
  • American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeonsOral & maxillofacial surgery

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Facial Nerve Palsy Following Mandibular Setback: A Case Report and Review of the Literature  
    Surpure S, Romney G, Desai N, American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 12/1/2014

Books/Book Chapters

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
    Fellow
  • California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
    Fellow

Hospital Affiliations