Dr. Komal Desai’s specialty is ocular oncology. She is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of intraocular tumors, including retinoblastoma, melanoma and conjunctival tumors. She has received the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, biology and Doctor of Medicine from UMKC School of Medicine’s six-year combined B.A./M.D. program. She completed her ophthalmology residency at UMKC School of Medicine as well. She subsequently did a clinical/research fellowship in ocular oncology at the University of California in San Francisco. Over her career, Dr. Desai has earned her status as an esteemed lecturer delivering presentations at the Mayo Clinic’s Ophthalmology Grand Rounds and the University of California at San Francisco’s Monthly Research Forum. Dr. Desai’s peer-review articles have been published in Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Archives of Ophthalmology. She is actively involved in ongoing clinical research at the Eye Foundation of Kansas City and UMKC School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, where she is an associate professor. She is also involved with clinical research at the University of California at San Francisco.