Dr. Viral Desai, a visionary and a pioneer in his field, is the Medical Director of DHI India. All DHI doctors in India are trained and certified by Dr. Desai. Dr. Desai is a board-certified surgeon, M.Ch. (Masters Superspecialty Degree) and D.N.B. (Diplomate of National Board) in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. These are the highest level of education degrees in the medical field. The D.N.B. qualification is recognized across all Commonwealth nations. Dr. Desai has received his medical training from some of the best institutes in Mumbai and Singapore. He has conducted various training workshops in Advanced Botox and Fillers for doctors and has been a faculty for lectures at various medical and non-medical fraternity gatherings.
Dr. Desai is the Director of Sarla Hospital and ICU and of Desai Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. He is also a member of International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI), Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IAAPS), CSI, Maharashtra Association of Plastic Surgeons, Consultants Association of India, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Santacruz Medical Association, General Practitioners Association and other associations. In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Desai has been the recipient of the following awards:
- Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in India, 2013 (RK HIV AIDS Research & Care Center)
- Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in India, 2013 (Global Healthcare Excellence Awards)
- Best Hair Transplant Surgeon in Western India, 2013 (Leadership & Service Excellence Awards)
- Icon of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in India, 2010 (RK HIV AIDS Research & Care Center)
Dr. Desai is known for communicating with his patients to understand their real needs. “I talk to them at length to get a grasp of what they want”. He likes to screen his patients for “realistic expectations”, and is being prompt to tell patients if their expectations are unrealistic. He believes in giving his patients accurate and complete information of the procedures. Dr. Desai developed his sense of aesthetic surgery as a natural extension of his interest in art and drawing – having done Elementary and Intermediate courses in Art. Most important, in a plastic surgeon, he feels, are “common sense and a good artistic inclination”.
Dr. Viral Desai accepted the Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Excellence Award on behalf of DHI India. DHI India was awarded the “Hair Restoration Service Provider Company of the Year, 2013”.