About


What a gift it is, to be this alive.

My name is Abhishek Desai. I am a:

  • medical student at Boston University (MD, 2019)
  • graduate of BU’s College of Arts and Sciences (BA, 2016)
  • former…
    • researcher at MGH’s Eskandar Lab (2016)
    • delegate to the AMA Medical Student Section (2016-2017)
      • member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Governing Council (2016-2017)
      • member of the Region 7 (NY,MA,NH,RI,ME,VT) Governing Council and Community Service Chair (2016-2017)
    • firefighter-cadet and EMT-B at CJPVFD (2010-2014)
    • intern at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (2010-2011)
      • in cardiothoracic surgery
      • where I was awarded as DC VAMC Male Volunteer of the Year

I am also a:

  • music enthusiast (Soundcloud, Last.fm)
  • black belt martial artist trained in Tae Kwon Do
  • beatboxer (1, 2)
  • bouldering novice (hardest send: V5)
  • video gamer

and an aspiring polymath with special interest in:

  • computer science and mathematics
  • astronomy and astrophysics
  • ethics, morality, and philosophy of mind
  • politics and governance
  • linguistics

Always available for a challenge or a good idea.