After spending more than 5 years in general orthopaedics Dr. Desai has emerged as a pioneer super specialist in shoulder and knee surgery and also the founder member of The Shoulder Society of India. Practicing in the highly specialized field of shoulder and knee surgery since the last 20 years he has been instrumental in bringing world-class arthroscopic shoulder surgery to India.
Dr. Desai has had a brilliant academic record with Gold medals throughout his orthopaedic career, including one at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Dr. Sanjay Desai honed his skills in knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery at Cambridge, working with big names in these fields. He trained in Total Joint Replacement at Wrightington Hospital, a centre that pioneered this procedure in the early 70s and therefore is considered the birthplace of joint replacement surgery. He has also trained with leading international orthopaedic surgeons in Germany and France. His academic activities have reached international shores, being invited as a guest lecturer at the British Orthopaedic Association meeting in Manchester, 2009. The “Young achievers Award - 2002” conferred by the Indo-American society is a formal recognition of his contribution. Dr. Sanjay Desai is one of the few to be invited to perform live demonstration surgery in UK, Spain, China, Denmark, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka. He has also been invited as a referee of the prestigious Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and on the editorial board of the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Dr. Desai as the founder and president of the Shoulder Society of India has been regularly conducting workshops and live surgical demonstrations in order to expose the latest to the orthopaedic surgeons in various parts of India and the neighbouring countries. In recognition of his contribution and years of pioneering work he has been appointed the President of Indian Arthroscopy Association and President-elect of the Asian Shoulder Association.