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Sima Desai, MD

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sima Desai, MD

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sima Desai, MD
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Practicing Specialties

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • English


"As a physiatrist, I have the opportunity to treat patients with a variety of injuries. I enjoy building long-term relationships with my patients and their families as well as positively impact their quality of life and function. The best part of being a physiatrist is seeing my patients achieve their goals and being part of their journeys." 

Dr. Desai is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as brain injury medicine. She specializes in neurorehabilitation. 

Her interests include traumatic brain injuries, strokes, neurorehabilitation and spasticity. She is the resiliency director for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program at Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation. 

She received her bachelor’s degree at Emory University, her master’s degree at Tulane University and her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. She completed a residency at Tufts Medical Center and followed that with a fellowship at The University of Texas. 

Outside of work, she enjoys trying new foods and restaurants with her husband and friends. She also loves traveling both domestically and internationally.



Medical Education

  • Ross University School of Medicine


  • Tufts Medical Center


  • The University of Texas