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Diana E. Desai MD

Maria Parham Medical Center
Henderson, NC

About Diana E. Desai MD

Diana E. Desai, MD, currently has a solo endocrinology practice at Maria Parham Medical Center, a Duke Lifepoint hospital in Henderson, North Carolina.

Dr. Desai earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She subsequently completed her specialty training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Baylor College of Medicine–MD Anderson Cancer Center joint fellowship program in 2012. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as subspecialty certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.

Dr. Desai is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association. Her research interests include male hypogonadism, cancer cachexia, and diabetes management. 


Engineer D, Garcia J. Leptin in Anorexia and Cachexia Syndrome, International Journal of Peptides, February 2012.

Engineer D, Cardwell G, Fabbro E, Garcia J. A Preliminary Study of Testosterone Replacement for Fatigue in Hypogonadal Men with Advanced Cancer. Poster presentation: Endocrine Society 2012.

Engineer D, Burney B, Garcia J. Exposure to beta-blockers and ACEI/ARB is associated with improved survival in patients with advanced colon cancer. Poster presentation: Endocrine Society, 2012.

Engineer D, Ozer K, Balasubramanyam A. The Role of IL-1B in the Pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus. Poster Presentation: Baylor Research Symposium, 2009.

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