Alpa Desai, DO

Alpa Desai

Alpa Desai, DO
Associate Professor and Medical Director
Family Medicine at Jonesville and Springhill
4197 NW 86th Terrace, Suite 2201
Gainesville, FL 32606

Contact Information 
Phone: (352) 265-8670
Fax: (352) 733-0050
E-mail:desaas@shands.ufl.edu


Professional Biography

Dr. Alpa Desai is the medical director at both the UF Health Family Medicine – Jonesville and UF Health Family Medicine – Springhill clinic. After receiving her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, Dr. Desai completed her Family Medicine residency at the David Grant Medical Center in California. Before joining our team, Dr. Desai served as Major in the United States Air Force until her Honorable Discharge in June 2007.

Education/Training

Residency David Grant Medical Center
Travis Air Force Base, California
Family Medicine
DO Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, California
Osteopathic Medicine
BS University of California
Davis, California
Biological Sciences

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Family Practice
  • American Board of Family Practice – Board Certified
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Family Physician Journal – Editorial Board
  • Florida Academy of Family Physicians
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians

Honors and Awards

  • Community Health and Family Medicine Golden Gator Award (2019)
  • Exemplary Teacher Award (2016)
  • Customer Service Keys – University of Florida (2012 & 2014)
  • United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (2007)
  • National Defense Service Medal (2005)
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2003)
  • Sigma Sigma Phi – National Osteopathic Honor Society (1998-2000)
  • Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program (1996-2000)

Clinical Interests

  • Preventative Health Care
  • Women’s Health

Recent Publications

  • Desai BK., Desai A. A Method of Cognitive Training of Medical Students & Residents. Creative Education. 2018 July; 9(9):1377-1388. DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.99102.
  • Gilson M. Desai A. Does Gel Affect Cytology or Comfort in the Screening Papanicolau Smear?. Journal of the American Board of Family Physicians. 2006 ; 19(4): 340-344.