B.A., Philosophy, New York University, 2008
M.A., Bioethics, New York University, 2009
M.D.,UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2013
Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Einstein Medical Center-Philadelphia, 2014
Resident Physician, Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Areas of Research/Interest:
Clinical Medical Ethics; Distributive Justice; Liberal Theory.
Shamit S. Desai graduated from NYU with a BA in philosophy in 2008, having sub-matriculated directly into the first MA in Bioethics program class. Within the program, he initially took an interest in Clinical Ethics and later in areas of population health justice. On that basis, he combined the two efforts as the Moses Fund Fellow of 2009-2010 by conducting a practicum on the trends and factors that influence clinical adherence to antiretroviral therapy in large hospitals in Mumbai and Philadelphia. He is currently a medical student in Camden, New Jersey and hopes to put his Masters degree to good use upon becoming a practicing physician.
AMSA – American Medical Student Association
Moses Fund Fellow 2008-2009
Medical Education Fellow – senior residency training program
Developer – Chief Resident Leadership Training Program
Researcher – Cardiothoracic Surgery and Otolaryngology
Hospital Ethics Committee – Cooper University Hospital – student member
“The HIV/AIDS Pandemic & Pogge’s Incentives Based Pharmaceutical Distribution.” TuftScope: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Health, Ethics, and Policy. Vol 7, Issue II. Spring 2008. PP 15-18.