Sarika Desai, DODesai-Fixed_MG_0546-SM

Dr. Sarika Desai joined the Arizona Heart Institute (AHI)after completing her cardiology fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital and the Carl
T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Desai is a native of Los Angeles, CA where she completed dual degrees in Biology and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies at the University of Southern California and went on to complete her medical education at Western University of Health Sciences.She completed her internship and residency at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Desai has privileges at Arizona Heart Hospital, and works closely with the hospital and Acute Cardiovascular Treatment (ACT)Program and is actively involved with the hospital in providing community outreach and heart healthy education.

Women’s cardiovascular health is a passion of Dr. Desai’s and she is the State Chair for the AZ Women in Cardiology Chapter and also serves as our state liaison to the National Women in Cardiology Section of the American College of Cardiology. She has expertise in nuclear cardiology,pacemaker implantation, and adult echocardiography. She was the distinguished recipient of the 2013 Mayo Clinic Rochester Echocardiography Scholarship. Dr. Desai feels strongly about mentoring students and serves as volunteer faculty at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. She is a strong proponent of educating the community about cardiovascular health and speaks at several events in the Arizona community. She also enjoys the outdoors and loves hiking, biking, running, and swimming. Dr. Desai is fluent in the following foreign language: Spanish, Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Desai provides services at the AHI main office located in central Phoenix.


  • Abdominal/Cardiac/CarotidUltrasound
  • Blood Testing
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Nuclear Studies
  • Adult Echocardiography
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Treadmill Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Prevention and Counseling
  • Women’s cardiovascular health