Dr. Janice Desir MD, MPH
Dr. Janice Desir is an established community nephrologist, involved in both private practice and academic medicine, who works to care for patients with different stages of kidney disease in the Bronx. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and subsequently earned a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She received her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her initial training in a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency followed by a combined adult and pediatric nephrology fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook Hospital and Montefiore-Einstein/Children’s Hospital of Montefiore respectively. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Desir is certified in Healthcare Quality and Management by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and works as a physician advisor team lead.
Dr. Desir’s interests include chronic kidney disease education, diversity and inclusion initiatives in healthcare, medical education, and volunteer work. As a voluntary academic faculty member, she holds the rank of Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine and is the Renal Clinical Course Director at CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM). She was also a member of the Health and Wellness Council with NYC Speaks, a civic engagement initiative for community-based groups regarding different initiatives for local residents. She currently serves on the board of Bronx House and Forestdale Inc and is a member of the advisory committee for the CERTIFi by Mercy College Women in Leadership Certificate Program. Dr. Desir uses her diverse skill set to provide and support high quality care and initiatives to the communities and groups she serves.