Sohum Desai, MD, FAANS


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Neuroscience Institute- Harlingen
2121 Pease St.
Suite 1D
Harlingen, TX 78550

Phone: (956) 389-3600
Fax: (956) 389-3567

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

Medical Education

  • Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Medical School: Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University Kingsville

About The Provider

Dr. Sohum Desai is a board certified neurosurgeon whose clinical focus involves the treatment of cranial and spinal conditions. He currently serves a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Desai grew up in Edinburg, Texas and obtained his bachelors of science in Biology at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas. He earned his medical degree with honors at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in College Station, Texas. Dr. Desai then completed his neurosurgical residency at University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Desai has published in peer-reviewed journals including Stroke, Neurosurgery, and the Journal of Neurosurgery.


  • William R. Cheek award for outstanding performance on the Pediatric Neurosurgery service at Texas Children's Hospital
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Community Outreach

Special Interests

  • Brain tumors
  • Aneurysms
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Various spinal conditions


Click here for research performed by Dr. Desai.

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Feb 4, 2022
Very pleased with the friendly staff
Dec 29, 2021
Missed first appointment day before so next day was worked in.
Sep 17, 2021
Will definitely recommend. The Doctor was very accommodating.
Sep 17, 2021
Nurse was very attentive.
Sep 17, 2021
Excellent experience.
Sep 17, 2021
The wait time was very acceptable. Surprised I was seen so soon.
Sep 11, 2021
I was very nervous and he was very patient and made me feel comfortable so I was able to relax and tell about my medical issues
Sep 10, 2021
The doctor is excellent. He gave me very complete and recent information and because of that we were able to make better decisions about the treatments to follow. I didn't feel pressured, it gave me a lot of confidence and above all that she really felt worried about my medical condition.
Sep 10, 2021
If the doctor is not available we leave a message and he communicates as soon as he can.