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Dr Desai provides an integrated service in tumour histopathology. She is the joint lead for gynaecological and gastrointestinal pathology. She also provides a review of external referrals as well as giving her opinion on cases from the North West region and elsewhere in the country. Dr Desai provides training for histopathology trainees and teaches the MRes oncology course at the school of oncology.
Dr Desai completed her MBBS in 1991 and her postgraduate degree MD in 1994. She worked as consultant and lecturer in pathology in India for four years, then came to the UK to obtain specialist training in histopathology. She was appointed as consultant in 2004 at Salford Royal Foundation Trust where she was a lead gynaecological and renal pathologist. Her roles there included speciality tutor, educational supervisor and clinical lead. She moved to The Christie in 2014 following the reconfiguration of gynaecological oncology services here.