Bhushan Desai


Assistant Professor of Research,
Director of Clinical Research

Department of Radiology,
Keck School of Medicine,
University of Southern California (USC)

1510 San Pablo Street, Suite 350
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(O): (323) 865-9949 (M): (213) 359-7015

I am an Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Radiology at the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of USC. I completed my Medical School from India in 2007 and joined the KSOM as a student to gain specialized traning in clinical research. I completed my Masters in Clinical Research (tailored specifically for MDs who wish to build a career in research) from USC with focus on patient oriented translational research. I have extensive practical experience in imaging research (presented thesis based on NIH R01 project, "Role of FDG PET/CT in Prostate Cancer") and have been involved in numerous projects in collaborations with colleagues in the Department of Radiology as well as other departments at KSOM and other schools at USC. I have also been closely working with several junior and senior faculty in the Department of Radiology and helping them write up new research proposals which can lead to grant funding. I have also been successfully mentoring medical students in various aspects of research and helped them receive medical student research grants and scholarships. I have the necessary expertise and motivation to successfully lead the research division in the Department of Radiology.