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3/25/2016
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey-Seybold Welcomes Snehal S. Desai, M.D.

HOUSTON (March 25 , 2014) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Houston's premier community-based multispecialty physician group for more than 65 years, welcomes Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Snehal S. Desai, now caring for patients at the Main Campus clinic. 

Dr. Desai is the first radiation oncologist to join the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Cancer Center team and will lead the Clinic's experienced team as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. As a highly trained Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Desai has many years of experience, treating patients at both Houston Methodist Hospital and CHI St. Luke's. 

Dr. Desai is Board Certified from the American College of Radiology. He received his medical degree and Radiation Oncology residency training from Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed a brachytherapy fellowship from the American Society of Brachytherapy. 

"Adding Radiation Oncology has been part of our Cancer Center's long-term plan – a part of the cancer treatment plan that will help us better coordinate care for our cancer patients. We wanted to ensure that we brought together an experienced team to provide care for our cancer patients," said Melissa Rambin, director, Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center. "We are so pleased to have Dr. Desai lead our hand-selected Radiation Oncology team." 

Dr. Desai has expertise in treating a wide range of malignancies including prostate, breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal, gynecological, central nervous system as well as benign tumors. He is also a member of several distinguished professional groups including the American Brachytherapy Society, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, American Society of Radiation Oncology, Radiosurgery Society and Texas Radiological Society. 

"It can be a daunting experience to learn that you need radiation therapy. I believe in a team approach working side-by-side with patients to develop a radiation plan that is as unique as their condition," said Dr. Desai.
 
Dr. Desai will see patients at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Main Campus, at 2727 W. Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77025. 

About Kelsey-Seybold

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24​​ locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.