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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Bijal Nayan Desai, MD

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The doctors of Inova Medical Group are Inova’s premier primary care and specialty physicians, offering top-notch medical expertise, full access to Inova facilities, and the convenience of integrated electronic medical records.
Bijal Desai, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Internal Medicine

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Primary Care

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About Bijal Desai, MD

Dr. Desai comes to Inova Medical Group – Shirlington from our Old Town Alexandria location. She looks forward to serving both old and new patients in our new Shirlington office. Before moving to Northern Virginia, Dr. Desai was a private practice physician in Greenville, SC. She has a special interest in preventive medicine, health and nutrition, and smoking cessation.

A native of South Carolina, Dr. Desai decided to practice internal medicine because of her love of general medicine and her desire to help educate people about their medical conditions. Favorite parts of her job include meeting new people, creating a partnership with her patients for their healthcare, and helping people make a positive change in their lives. She enjoys tennis, music and traveling.


Medical Education

St Georges University School of Medicine 2006


Greenville Hospital System
07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007


Greenville Hospital System
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009

Board Certification

Internal Medicine

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Inova Physician Referral Services

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