Amar A. Desai, M.D., M.P.H.
President, Healthcare Partners California
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 • 4:15 PM–5:30 PM
Dr. Amar A. Desai is President of HealthCare Partners, a 5-Star medical group and integrated delivery network serving over 700,000 patients across Southern California. Nationally recognized as a leader in the health reform movement from volume to value, Healthcare Partners continues to distinguish itself as a caregiving organization first, with steadfast commitment to its guiding principle of coordinated care.
For the past decade, Dr. Desai has advanced healthcare delivery to improve clinical outcomes, affordability, and patients’ quality of life. Prior to his current role, Dr. Desai served as CEO of USC Care where he led transformative growth and helped position Keck Medicine of USC as a regional destination of choice for complex tertiary and quaternary care. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Desai served as a senior executive at DaVita, a global leader in dialysis care, where he advanced integrated kidney care models and led corporate strategy and new business development efforts for the enterprise. Early in his career, Dr. Desai served as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, where he advised integrated health systems, hospitals, medical technology companies and governments in enhancing clinical, operational and financial performance and bringing new innovations to market.
Dr. Desai completed residency and fellowship at UCSF and remains active clinically as a practicing nephrologist. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and has previously held faculty appointments at Stanford School of Medicine and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.