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Alpana Ashok Desai, MD

Dr. Desai graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and received her internal medicine training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. After completing her residency, Dr. Desai relocated to the Stuart, FL area, where she practiced emergency and internal medicine, before completing her Medical Oncology Fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Dr. Desai has been treating cancer patients in Stuart, FL since 2002 and joined Florida Cancer Specialists in 2017.

Dr. Desai is focused on treating the whole patient, utilizing conventional and complementary therapies. In 2018, she completed a prestigious Integrative Medicine Fellowship, led by internationally-recognized integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, at the University of Arizona Medical School.

Demonstrated by her active participation in various research projects throughout her training, Dr. Desai has an avid interest in clinical research. She has served as principal investigator in a number of clinical trials and has a special interest in breast, colorectal and lung malignancies.

Treatments Provided
  • Medical Oncologist
Languages Spoken
  • English

Medical School

  • Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO


  • Oncology
    University of South Florida – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center – Tampa, FL

Board Certified

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology


Professional Affiliations

  • Chairwoman – Martin Health Cancer Committee
  • Member, Quality Council – Martin Health Systems
  • Member, Blood Transfusion Committee – Martin Health Systems



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Dr. Alpena Desai, Medical Oncologist, enjoys working with oncology patients due to all the new treatments available including immunotherapy. She explains how immunotherapy works with the patients own immune system to fight this disease.

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