About Us

Our Physicians

Avinash Desai, MD, FCCP, D-ABSM, ABIM
Medical Director

My journey as a Sleep Physician:

I started my private practice in July 1982 in Pontiac, Michigan and worked in Critical Care, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

July 2017 until I retire, I will be focusing on Sleep Medicine and only out-patient Pulmonary Medicine. I do not go to hospitals to make rounds. I have stopped doing invasive procedures such as Bronchoscopy, Thoracentesis, placing lines, etc.

I am affiliated and on staff at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, McLaren Oakland, and Huron Valley DMC. I resigned from Pontiac General Hospital where I was on staff from 1982-2013.

Right now, many folks (doctors, patients) still don’t know that my practice exists and that I can provide very cost effective & quality sleep testing, both in my sleep lab and home sleep tests. We can provide direct testing for home sleep studies as long as patients are well prepared and their insurance approves. I have decided to dedicate the majority of my efforts to taking care of sleep patients and sleep medicine.

Sleep is important to all of us and there are still so many unanswered questions about basic sleep physiology as well as natural history. I take pride in taking care of patients with compassion.  Every day I pray to the Almighty.

“Grant me an opportunity to improve and extend my training since there is no limit to knowledge. Help me to correct and supplement my educational defects as the scope of science and its horizon widen day by day. Give me the courage to realize my daily mistakes so that tomorrow I shall be able to see and understand in a better light what I could not comprehend in the dim light of yesterday.”

I always welcome feedback from patients regarding the experience they had in my office and with me. I welcome comments to help me learn where I can improve and continue to receive patients confidence and blessings.

-Avi Desai, M.D.

Medical Degree:
Nagpur, India

Internship:
Grant Hospital Chicago, IL

Residency:
Sinai Hospital Detroit, MI

Fellowship:
Wayne State University Detroit, MI

Board-Certified:
- Diplomat of American Board of Sleep Medicine
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Affiliation:
- St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
- Detroit Medical Center Sinai
- McLaren Hospital