Rahul N. Desai MD
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, stem
cells, 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 stem 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
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.