Dr. Juli Desai, pain specialist in Austin, Texas

Education & Research

Prior to joining Capitol Pain Institute, Dr. Juli Desai served as Chief Resident as well as a Clinical Instructor at Temple University Hospital from 2011-2012. She was then awarded a competitive fellowship at Temple University Hospital’s ACGME-accredited training program in the subspecialty of Interventional Pain Management.

Dr. Desai has contributed to the field of pain management in a variety of ways. She has written a chapter on spinal cord stimulation in the Comprehensive Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management Board Review textbook. She has most recently authored an abstract on Successful Management of Pain Secondary to Surgically Refractory Sternal Nonunion with Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. She has also presented at numerous national conferences.

About Dr. Juli Desai

Dr. Juli Desai is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and completed her fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine. She uses a very comprehensive and caring approach to her patients, which is primarily based on safe interventional pain management techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain disorders. She also utilizes several modalities in her approach to each patient, including peripheral and spinal injection procedures, electrodiagnostic medicine, physical therapy and musculoskeletal medicine. Her primary goal is to provide her patients with pain relief and an improved quality of life.

Dr. Juli Desai’s areas of expertise include the treatment of back and neck pain, headaches, musculoskeletal and joint disorders, neuromodulation, including spinal cord stimulation, and acute pain management. She also performs a variety of outpatient pain management procedures including fluoroscopic-guided spine injections, nerve blocks and spinal cord stimulator trials. With a comprehensive treatment approach, Dr. Juli Desai believes she can provide the best care for her patients on an individual basis.


Dr. Desai is married to Rishin N. Desai, who is a Periodontist. They live in the West Austin area with their young son. When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Desai enjoys spending time on the nearby lakes, enjoying all of Austin’s eclectic restaurants, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Juli Desai, Austin Texas
Dr. Juli Desai, pain doctor


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