Ronak ‘Ron’ Desai, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon with an emphasis on endoscopic spine surgery, disc replacement and reconstructive spine surgery.
Dr. Desai joined Orthopedic ONE in 2023 from Temple, Texas, where he was Division Director of Spine Surgery at Baylor, Scott & White Health System and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Texas A&M University. Prior he was a practicing physician with EmergeOrtho in Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Desai received his undergraduate degree from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, then earned a master’s degree from Rush University, Chicago, before completing his medical degree at Rush Medical College. He did his residency training at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University – both in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Desai also completed fellowship training in spine surgery and adult and pediatric deformity and reconstructive spine surgery at Houston Methodist/Texas Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital.
He is a member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, AO Spine and North American Spine Society (where he actively serves on the Public Affairs Committee).
His interests include golf, hiking, biking and reading.
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Undergraduate:Illinois Institute of Technology
Medical School:Rush Medical College
Orthopedic Residency:University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University
Fellowship:Houston Methodist/Texas Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital
Board Certification:American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Titles, Honors & Awards
AwardsNIH Research Fellowship in Orthopedic Skeletal Biology
- American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
- AO Spine
- North American Spine Society
Research & Teaching
ResearchPublished writer in the medical community including the Journal of Orthopedic Research
TeachingAssistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor, Scott & White/Texas A&M University