Sudhen Desai, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center
  • West Campus

Phone: 832-824-7237

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street, Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
United States

Interventional Radiologist, Radiology Department

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA Department of Radiology fellowship Pediatric Interventional Radiology 2017
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL Department of Radiology confirmed fellowship Vascular & Interventional Radiology 2006
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Radiology residency Diagnostic Radiology 2005
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA Department of Surgery internship General Surgery 2001
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY medical school Doctor of Medicine 2000
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch research fellow Clinical Research Training Program Fellow 2000


Dr. Desai is an Interventional Radiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Pavilion at TCH. Prior to his second fellowship training specializing in Pediatric Interventional Radiology, he was a practicing physician performing the full spectrum of Adult Interventional Radiology for 10 years.  His primary focus on the adult side was the management of end-stage renal disease patients, arterial and venous disease treatments, and the care of cancer patients.  With this experience in hand, Dr. Desai hopes to advance the domain of clinical Pediatric IR, as well as increase the quality and volume of research in the care of the Pediatric IR patient.  

Dr. Desai's non-clinical interests include collaborating in the development of medical devices and providing consultative services for non-clinical organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, and also serves as the Founder and President of the local Houston chapter. He previously served as a mentor, advisor and guest lecturer to business students at Rice University and the University of St. Thomas. 

He spends his free time with his wife and three children and is an avid fan of international soccer.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Desai's clinical interests include the treatment of patients with vascular malformations (congenital vascular disruptions that can result in cosmetic and/or physiological injury to children and adults), placement of vascular access (intravascular catheters for the administration of medications), and intra-arterial embolic treatments (using material within the arteries to stop or redirect blood flow).  

Research Interests:

Dr. Desai serves as the Director of Research for the section of Interventional Radiology at TCH.  His primary research focus interests are congenital vascular anomalies and vascular access. The IR section has diverse research interests, including outcomes data for pediatric biopsy, pre- and post-organ transplant interventions and development of novel interventional techniques. Inter-institutional collaborations are also being developed throughout the Texas Medical Center and across the USA. 


Organization Name Role
Society of Interventional Radiology Deputy Director, IR Quarterly; Member, Joint Sponsorship/Endorsement and Economics Committees
Society of Pediatric Interventional Radiology Member
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) Member, International Board of Directors

Selected Publications

Desai SB, Lillis A, Shaikh R, Landrigan-Ossar M. “Youth meets experience: Taking an educated approach to the pediatric patient.” IR Quarterly Winter 2017, pp. 14-17.

Desai SB. “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: early challenges in the commercialization pipeline.” IR Quarterly Fall 2015, pp. 34-35.

Rajan DK, Ebner A, Desai SB, Rios JM, Cohn WE. Percutaneous Creation of an Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis Access. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2015; 26 (4): 484–490. DOI:

Pillai AK, Ferral HF, Desai SB, et. al. Brachial Plexus Injury Related to Patient Positioning. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2007; 18: 833-834.

Kulpa-Oliver V, Patton AM, Desai S, Lorang D, Libutti SK, Kohn EC.  Regulation of the Proangiogenic Microenvironment by Carboxyamido-triazole, CAI. J Cell Physio 2003; 197(1): 139.