Virendra Desai, MD

About Virendra Desai

Virendra Desai M.D. is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health and an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at the OU College of Medicine. He is the director of the pediatric surgical epilepsy and functional programs.

He has a strong interest and significant clinical and research experience in surgical epilepsy, minimally invasive surgery, stereotactic laser ablation, robotic surgery, spasticity cerebral palsy and movement disorders.

Dr. Desai earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his neurosurgical training at highly ranked programs including Houston Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children.

At the national level, he is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and American Board of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is also the principal investigator of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Desai has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and journal articles as well as presented important clinical research at numerous national conferences.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians – Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic, Oklahoma Children's Hospital, Schusterman Center – Pediatric Neurosciences Clinic, Schusterman Center
Health Education
  • Fellowship
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Riley Hospital for Children
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency
  • Neurological Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center
    San Antonio, TX
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Epilepsy
  • Minimally-invasive surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Stereoelectroencephalography
  • Vagus nerve stimulation
  • Baclofen pump surgery
  • Brain Tumors
  • microvascular decompression
  • MRI-guided laser ablation
  • Pediatric & adult spina bifida
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal column tumors
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spine trauma
  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • Spasticity
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Responsive neurostimulation
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