Sarang N. Desai, D.O.

Dr. Sarang Desai, a native of Texas, is a fellowship-trained board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. These conditions include: sports injuries, fractures, joint replacement, dislocations, arthritis, sprains, strains, and complex deformities of the foot and ankle. He treats patients ranging from young children to adults.

Dr. Desai was an All-American athlete at University of Texas, where he received his undergraduate degree. Given his athletic background he is experienced in sports related injuries to the foot and ankle and believes in a rapid safe return to athletic activities. Dr. Desai has a passion for treating all types of athletes, from your weekend warrior to elite athletes all over North Texas.

Dr. Desai received his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and went on to complete orthopaedic surgery residency at St. James Hospital in Chicago. Following residency, Dr. Desai was selected for one of only two coveted AO foot and ankle fellowships in the country at Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center in Detroit. AO is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of patient care in orthopedic surgery.

After, his outstanding work during his fellowship in complex foot and ankle surgery reconstruction, he was subsequently appointed to the prestigious AO North America faculty. In this role, he works to improve the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and their sequelae from all over North America, through education and research in the principles, practice, and results of treatment.

Dr. Desai is the official team physician for the Dallas Sidekicks professional indoor soccer team since 2012. Additionally, Dr. Desai serves as the foot and ankle consultant for the Texas Legends NBA D-League professional basketball team, the Allen Americans professional hockey team, several local high schools, the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy, and Cirque de Soleil.

Dr. Desai founded and served as medical director of multiple hospital based foot and ankle programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth region, some of these programs are the first of their kind in North Texas. He created and became involved in these programs to provide excellence in foot and ankle care for patients in North Texas.

Dr. Desai research studies on foot and ankle cartilage restoration and reconstructive surgical techniques are regularly published in prominent medical journals. He has also been featured on, FootCareMD: the educational outreach of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Additionally, Dr. Desai has served on the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Post-Graduate, the Education Committee, and has participated as a reviewer for the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances.

Dr. Desai believes strongly in both physician and patient education. He lectures nationally and internationally, instructing other surgeons and medical professionals on successful surgical treatment of traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle, ankle arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration techniques. He has provided lectures for the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society resident lecture series, and regularly writes educational articles for patients and medical providers on

Dr. Desai has been honored by his peers, his patients, and his community with multiple awards recognizing his professional excellence. These includes being selected as a Leading Physician of the World, a Top Orthopaedic Surgeon by The International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, D Magazine: Best Doctors 2015-2017, and Texas Monthly: Super Doctors Rising Star 2015-2017.

In his free time Dr. Desai enjoys staying active by exercising regularly, participating in triathlons- even completing an Ironman 70.3 in Austin, and doing outdoor activities with his family. Dr. Desai lives in Frisco with his wife and his 2 sons.

Primary Specialties

  • Foot & Ankle

Education Highlights

  • Medical Degree, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, St. James Hospital, Chicago, IL


  • Voted - Texas Monthly Rising Stars Edition 2015 - 2017
  • Voted - Texas Monthly Super Doctors - 2018
  • Best Doctors in Dallas - 2015, 2017
  • Best Doctors in Collin County - 2015 - 2018


  • Frisco Phone: 214.618.5502
  • Plano Phone: 972.985.1072