Amish Desai, MD, FACC

Accepting new patients

Medical Director Cardiology

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Cardiology—Cardiovascular Disease, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained; Interventional Cardiology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Heart Disease


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Amish Desai, MD, FACC, is medical director of Cardiology at Legacy Health. He is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology, and joined Legacy in 2015 after working in Seattle since 2005. He has a special interest and expertise in emerging technologies and structural heart disease, the catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease, and stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. He has participated in numerous clinical trials in interventional cardiology in the past 10 years. He believes in community outreach, education, and collaboration with other health care providers. He feels strongly about spending time with patients and their families to help them arrive at a sound health care decision. He enjoys cycling, skiing, tennis and soccer with his wife, 3 daughters and golden doddle, Ollie.

Fellowship: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Fellowship: University of California, Davis
Residency: San Joaquin General Hospital
Medical School: St. George's University
Year I Started Practice: 2005
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
Publication: American Journal of Cardiology, Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  May 30, 2024
Excellent experience.

  May 23, 2024
Highly impressed with this cardiology team, how they worked together and how easy they all were to talk to and interact with on the health issues.

  Mar 21, 2024
Dr Desai and his PA Melissa were very relaxed, Informative, and unhurried during my exam and post exam discussion. I am a huge fan of the Emanuel/Legacy cardiac clinic and very happy to be in their care. I feel well listened to and get sufficient feedback to any questions.

  Feb 8, 2024
My insurance from Blue Cross has been canceled by Legacy. Therefore, I would not consider this visit a good experience.

  Jan 18, 2024
I have a life threatening medical problem that needs regular attention and Dr. Desai has provided the help that I really needed otherwise it would have taken my life. He replaced my aortic heart valve that needed immediate replacement and he provided that need and the follow up care necessary for me. He is now helping me with my blood pressure that has cropped up. He is a very kind and compassionate man that shows through in the medical care he provides. I am so glad to him and his staff on my side!

  Jan 11, 2024
I had to wait for nearly an hour to see the physician. The physician was very knowledgeable and informed. All I questions were answered competently.

  Sep 28, 2023
Drs. In structured heart are the best. I trust them with my life.

  Sep 7, 2023
There several people involved in this first visit to deal with a heart issue. Everyone was engaged and explained things and asked if we have any questions... Multiple times. I came away impressed with the experience. And given what I am facing felt I could trust this team and Dr. Desai.

  Aug 17, 2023
New procedure hard to understand it's need

  Aug 17, 2023
Very good experience.

  Aug 10, 2023
His concern and willingness to listen to us.