"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”

-- Angela Schwindt


Hand In Hand Pediatrics
725 River Road, Suite 208,     Edgewater, NJ 07020  |  tel: 201.840.8055
(We are located next to Trader Joe's)

Bhumika Desai, MD FAAP

Dr. Bhumika Desai discovered her love for science at a young age. Her enthusiasm for science led her to pursue a Bachelors of Arts in Cell Biology and Neuroscience degree from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey -New Brunswick, where she graduated Cum Laude. She then went on to purse her medical doctorate at St. George's University School of Medicine. It was during this time that her passion for pediatrics began to emerge. Working as part of the medical school chapter of World Health Organization, she helped create and coordinate two local projects that provided nutrition and dental treatment to the children in two local orphanages in Grenada. She went on to complete her General Pediatric residency at the Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. After completion of her residency, Dr. Desai joined the Faculty of Weill Cornell Medicine in Manhattan as an Instructor in Pediatrics where she worked for 2 years. She is a board certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Dr. Desai is a passionate physician with a strong commitment to her patients. She loves building a connection with patients and families. To her, the best part of being a pediatrician is being part of her patients’ growth and development.


When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Desai likes to spend time experimenting with new recipes; exploring history and culture through travel and reading.



To schedule an appointment with Dr. Desai or Dr. Chai please call 201-840-8055