Alpa Desai

Alpa Desai, DO

Associate Professor & Medical Director

Business Phone: (352) 265-8670
Business Email:

About Alpa Desai

Alpa Desai, D.O., currently serves as medical director of the UF Health Family Medicine – Jonesville. She received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Western University of Health Sciences through the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the United States Air Force. She then went on to complete her family medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base in California. Dr. Desai served for seven years in the United States Air Force prior to joining University of Florida College of Medicine. Her clinical interests include women’s health, preventative health and adolescent health. She has published chapters in the books, Nailing the Written Emergency Board Examination as well as Primary Care for the Emergency Physician, a book in which she also served as co-editor-in-chief. She enjoys spending time with her family, running and volunteering her time with the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program and A Very Good Deed local charitable organizations.


Exemplary Teaching Award
2016 · University of Florida
Meritorious Service Medal
2007 · United States Air Force
National Defense Service Medal
2005 · n/a
Outstanding Unit Award
2003 · Air Force
Sigma Sigma Phi
1998-2000 · National Osteopathic Honor Society
Health Professions Scholarship Program
1996-2000 · Air Force

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Adolescent development
  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive health care
  • Women’s health


Residency – Family Practice
2001-2003 · David Grant Medical Center
Internship – Family Practice
2000-2001 · David Grant Medical Center
Medical Degree
1996-2000 · Western University of Health Sciences
B.S. – Biology
1992-1996 · University of California – Davis

Contact Details

(352) 265-8670