Ankush Desai, MBBS, MD, DM

Consultant, Department of Endocrinology

Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa, India


Ankush Desai obtained his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Goa Medical College. A postdoctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism took him to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, where he was involved in the planning, clinical evaluation, and statistical analysis of pediatric studies that assessed iodine nutrition, and the thyroid status of children. In addition to his teaching at the Goa Medical College, he has been involved in two major ongoing studies being conducted at AIIMS, the “Prevention of Type 2 diabetes in women with Gestational Diabetes in urban India – a feasibility study”, funded under the Bridges Program through the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and “Developing and Testing Integrated, Multi-factorial Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Strategies in South Asia (CARRS Translation Trial)”, funded by the National Health Lung and Blood Institute for the US National Institutes of Health. A third study funded by Medtronics Ltd, USA through the Public Health Foundation of India, uses echocardiography to examine the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease among school children between the ages of 5 -15 years at three sites in India. He plans to continue his research career in diabetes and related chronic disorders, and epidemiology.

Project Title: Diabetes Care in Urban settings in India using CARRS Surveillance data

Project Objective: Conduct a secondary analysis of existing CARRs Surveillance data for quality improvement.