Sunil Desai, MD

President, Orlando Health Medical Group Senior Vice President, Orlando Health


Sunil Desai, MD

As president of Orlando Health Medical Group, Dr. Sunil Desai is responsible for leading the strategic and operational direction of more than 1,000 employed clinicians. He also practices part-time in the intensive care unit of Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC).

Before joining Orlando Health, Sunil served as president of Christus St. Vincent Medical Group in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Earlier in his career, Sunil was chief medical officer of Presence Health/Presence Medical Group in Chicago, Illinois, where he developed and implemented a quality plan for the medical group. He also served as medical director of Presence Telehealth Center, delivering remote clinical services such as teleICU, telestroke, telesitter and telepharmacy.

An accomplished executive and physician, Sunil is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. Previously, he was a program director, intensivist and staff physician at several hospitals within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center system in Pennsylvania. He also served as adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Detroit, conducted research, and authored journal abstracts, manuscripts and presentations.

Sunil earned his medical degree at Karnatak University in India. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit and a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.