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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


  • English

Areas of Interest:

  • Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Hepatology


  • McAuley Plaza at Mercy
  • Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville

Richard Desi, M.D.

Richard A. Desi, M.D., is a highly skilled gastroenterologist with The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland. His expertise in gastroenterology helps patients with digestive health problems, including irritable bowel syndromeacid reflux and heartburn, find treatment options that improve their quality of life.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Richard Desi also focuses on hepatology, a sub-specialty of gastroenterology that focuses on the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and the biliary tract. Using advanced therapies and research, Dr. Richard Desi offers patients clinical expertise that is based on compassionate care for every patient.

Gastroenterologist Providing Personalized Care

Providing quality care in an environment of compassion and understanding, Dr. Richard Desi provides clinical expertise as well as leading edge technology in a state-of-the-art medical facility that is comfortable for patients and family members. Patients across the Baltimore area rely on Dr. Desi for treatment plans aimed at helping them manage symptoms and improve their health.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship – Gastroenterology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Residency – University of Maryland
  • Medical Degree – University of Maryland School of Medicine
Associations & Memberships
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy

The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy offers advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options for GI conditions. The Institute's esteemed physicians specialize in digestive health and liver diseases, providing screening services and treatment for illnesses affecting the colon, esophagus, stomach, liver, bile ducts, pancreas and intestines.

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Insurances Accepted

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