Physician Detail
Neeraj Desai

Neeraj R. Desai, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, FCCP

Interventional Pulmonology

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Board Certification(s)

Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Interventional Pulmonology

Academic Appointment

Director, Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program

Co-Director, Chicago Chest Center

Treasurer/ Secretary of Association of Interventional Pulmononology Program Directors (AIPPD)

Other Organization(s)

Suburban Lung Associates / Chicago Chest Center

Medical School

University of Mumbai - Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College


NYU Downtown Hospital


NYU Downtown Hospital


Tulane University School of Medicine (Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine)
Chicago Chest Center (Interventional Pulmonology)

Location 1

1614 W. Central Rd.
Suite 105
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Phone: 847-818-1184
Fax: 847-818-0980

Primary Specialty

Interventional Pulmonology

Additional Specialties

Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care
Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests



Q and A: Advances in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment

Neeraj R. Desai, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, FCCP, a board-certified interventional pulmonologist, answers questions about leading-edge diagnostic tools and treatment for lung cancer at Northwest Community Healthcare.

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First and goal: Navigators support patients from diagnosis through recovery

Jeff Jones knows firsthand the difference a patient navigator can make when the opponent you are fighting is cancer. “I feel like I have a whole football team behind me fighting this tumor,” he says.

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Robotic surgery removes patient's tumor and her worries

Sherry Kremer turned to Northwest Community Healthcare for a minimally invasive procedure to remove a portion of her lung. 

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Lung cancer patient is thankful for NCH team

Colleen Virginelli had developed a lingering cough and was feeling fatigued for several months. She was diagnosed with lung cancer and turned to NCH for her treatment. 

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Lung cancer survivors unite at NCH to offer hope

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) is shining a light on lung cancer by offering a night of hope, inspiration and support to those affected by the disease.

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