Gautam Desai, DO, FACOFP

Professor, Division of Primary Care/Director, Global Health Honors Track, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Missouri

Dr. Desai supervises family medicine residents who provide services to a range of patient types in Kansas City, Missouri. He has been teaching for 16 years and is particularly interested in osteopathic manual medicine, development of communication skills, and academic medicine. He believes one of the greatest challenges currently facing family medicine is providing post-graduate training. Dr. Desai has led medical mission trips to Central America for more than a decade and is the immediate past president of DOCARE International. In 2012, he was presented with DOCARE International's Robert A. Klobnak Award for his work with underserved populations in Central America. In addition, he was recognized by Ingram's magazine in 2015 with a Heroes in Healthcare Award in the Medical Missions Category.