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Kavita M. Desai, LP PhD


(612) 813-7888

Specialties: Psychology, Child

Professional History


  • Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
    Ann Arbor

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota Integrative Medicine
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-T5
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-7888

Secondary Location(s):

Childrens Minnesota Pain and Palliative Care
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 32-T5
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-6450

Personal Biography

Kavita Desai, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist in the Department of Pain Medicine, and Integrative Medicine since September 2011. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System, before joining Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Dr. Desai primarily sees patients referred for pain management and related concerns in the outpatient setting. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, including relaxation training and biofeedback, to restore functioning for children and teenagers with pain conditions and related medical conditions.