Rahul Desai, MD
Rahul Desai, MD
CEO & Regenerative Radiologist RestorePDX
Dr. Rahul Desai is the founder of RestorePDX, specializing in musculoskeletal radiology and interventional joint and spine medicine. Dr. Desai was awarded a full-ride National Merit Scholarship to attend The Ohio State University, where he graduated with honors in Biology and Environmental Sciences. He attended medical school at Medical University of Ohio and completed his radiology training at the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus. He then completed the prestigious musculoskeletal and spinal intervention fellowship at Mallincrokdt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis.
His wife’s dermatology residency program at OHSU brought his family to Portland, OR in 2008. Now Dr. Desai’s entire family, including both parents and sister, call Portland as home. Dr. Desai has expanded his musculoskeletal imaging background (educator for MSK ultrasound, diagnostic MRI, CT, Xray, interventional fluoroscopy) in combination with PRP, and regenerative medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in this field, including numbers lectures, presentations, and publications.
Dr. Desai currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to pioneer and develop the medical sub-specialty of Interventional Orthopedic Medicine by funding initiatives that will accelerate the development and availability of cell therapies that have the greatest potential for immediate impact. Dr. Desai has been elected as Vice-President of the IOF starting in 2019, and is President-Elect for 2020.
Dr. Desai enjoys spending his free time with his wife Nisha, their five wonderful children, and their loving golden-doodle Sochi. Outside interests include working out, hiking, as well as enjoying and DJ’ing electronic dance music.
“Dr. Desai took the time to explain the spine structure and some of the conditions that may be causing my soreness and pain. He also explained the diagnostic procedure he would complete in an effort to identify my problem areas so that a treatment plan can be developed. I found Dr. Desai and his staff to be very courteous and professional.”
– Claude C.
Publications & Research
Our providers are regularly involved in research and publications. Be sure to ask them more about their research when you visit our clinic!
RestorePDX specializes in integrative, regenerative musculoskeletal treatments designed to accelerate healing, relieve pain, maintain whole-body health, and empower you to live a happier, more fulfilling life—all without surgery.
Building on the traditional model of musculoskeletal treatment, RestorePDX takes the additional step of partnering with each patient to incorporate lifestyle management into their treatment plan, armed with the knowledge that the vast majority of diseases—musculoskeletal or otherwise—spawn from or are made worse by lifestyle factors.
Back pain is far and away one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions plaguing Americans today. Whether the result of chronic injury or the effects of aging over time, back pain arises when the floors of your “ Spinescraper” begin to wobble and catalyze degradation in the surrounding anatomical structures of the spine.
Our highly-specialized clinic brings together a wide range of medical disciplines and modalities with the singular goal of delivering comprehensive patient care without the typical requirement of visiting numerous facilities across multiple appointments.