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Chirag Desai, MD, FACS is the Division Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Executive Medical Director for UNC Healthcare Center for Transplant Care, Surgical Director of UNC’s Liver Transplant Program and Director of Chronic Pancreatitis & Autologous-Islet Cell Transplant Program.  




Dr. Desai was honored among the Triangle Business Journal’s 2024 Health Care Leadership Award winners at last week’s gala event.  “These award winners represent the best of the best among one of the hottest industries in the Triangle’s economy”

Highlights from his interview with Triangle Business Journal:

What motivates you in your everyday work? My clinical work, taking care of patients as an individual, performing complex transplant surgeries, seeing their good outcomes.

Why did you choose health care for a career? My older sister (five years older than me) was the first doctor in my entire family, and she had great positive influence on me while growing up.  To follow in her footsteps, I chose medicine.  Growing up in the middle class in India those days, engineering and medicines were perceived as the only two viable options, and because of my sister’s influence I chose medicine.


Source/read the full article on Triangle Business Journal

Read about Dr. Desai and watch his video at his website


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