Dr. Rishi Desai Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Osmosis, Khan Academy, Fox News, Twitter


Dr. Rishi Desai Biography

Dr. Rishi Desai, MD, MPH is a pediatric infectious disease physician with a public health background who serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis and previously led Khan Academy Medicine. He also serves as a Pediatric Infectious Disease Attending at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Desai completed his medical training at UCSF and went on to work at medical centers including Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Stanford University. After completing his MPH in epidemiology at UCLA, he spent two years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer investigating disease outbreaks, before beginning his work in online medical education.

Dr. Rishi Desai Wife

Dr. Desai is married to his wife Camille and they reside in Berkeley, California. Together they have a son together.

Dr. Rishi Desai Education

Rishi graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and Immunology. He has a Master of Public Health (MPH)in Epidemiology from the same institution. He also holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Rishi Desai Paediatrician

Dr. Desai began his career as a pediatric resident at Boston Children’s hospital. He trained Harvard and Boston University medical students in pediatrics; received top resident teaching award.

He served as a Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow at the University of Southern California for three years (July 2007 – June 2010). He served as an epidemic intelligence officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He also served as a pediatric infectious disease attending at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rishi Desai Khan Academy

Dr. Rishi served as the Head of Khan Academy Medicine for three years (July 2012 – September 2015). He secured grant funding to create Khan Academy Health and Medicine. He also served as an external advisor for the Kaiser Permanente Medical School, Mayo Clinic online medical education initiative, American Board of Anesthesia (ABA) new online accreditation system, and the USAID/WHO mobile health platform (mPowering) for frontline healthcare workers.

In his position, he worked with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to offer the only free MCAT test prep product available to pre-medical students. He also worked with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to offer the only free NCLEX test prep product available to nursing students.

Dr. Rishi Desai Osmosis

Dr. Rishi is the head chief medical officer at Osmosis. Osmosis is an adaptive clinical education startup that is based upon a continuous learning mastery model. His roles include managing health and medicine content aimed at nursing and medical students, residents, and professionals; Maintain relationships with foundations, hospitals, and philanthropic organizations to facilitate new projects and opportunities. and working closely with nursing and medical schools in US and international settings to implement Osmosis and obtain student and faculty feedback.

Dr. Rishi Desai Fox News

On April 1, 2020 Dr. Desai appeared on Martha MacCallum’s nightly Fox News show to discuss the US’s coronavirus response. Martha MacCallum asked him why there was a need for a country-wide shutdown.

He responded; “The problem right now is that it’s all voluntary. Some states are doing it other states are not, more and more states are doing it but it’s all voluntary and as long as it continues to be voluntary not mandated we’re gonna continue to see the cases rise that’s what people mean by flatten the curves.”

When the host said that people were still waiting for a quick test for COVID-19 his response was; “Yeah, they’re working on it. They should have been working on it for months so the fact is we knew about this from the WHO, when? December 31st, 2019. So last year we knew about this we knew coronavirus was coming we knew it as a respiratory disease we knew it is a person-to-person disease.”

Here is the full interview;

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