Nimesh Desai, MD, PhD is a cardiovascular surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Desai received his medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine in Ontario and his doctorate of philosophy in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He completed an integrated cardiac surgery residency at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. During his residency training, he was a member of the Surgeon‐Scientist training program at the University of Toronto and was fully funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He most recently completed an advanced surgical fellowship at Penn Medicine with an emphasis on minimally invasive valve surgeries, complex aortic surgery and endovascular surgery.