Krishna M. Desai, MD, is a board certified Family Medicine physician and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Columbia University / New York-Presbyterian. Originally from Ohio, she received her medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Desai is fellowship trained in both Integrative Medicine through University of Arizona and Faculty Development at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has received several grants that have helped to establish Integrative Medicine curricula at both University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Desai’s clinical practice is based upon the fundamental philosophy of treating every patient as a whole person while providing excellent, compassionate, and evidence-informed care. She believes there is immense benefit in bridging the mind and body and incorporates this in her own life through regular mediation at the New York Center for Contemplative Care. Dr. Desai is passionate about self-care and believes this translates to a therapeutic physician-patient relationship.