Richard A. Desi, M.D.

Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease Board Certified: Specialties: Areas Of Interest: Languages Spoken: Phone: Fax: Locations:

Richard A. Desi, M.D., is a highly skilled doctor with The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland. His superior skills in gastroenterology help patients with digestive health problems, like irritable bowel syndrome which affects one in five Americans, and acid 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 rooted in compassionate care for every patient.

Regional Leadership with a Personal Touch

Providing quality care in an environment of compassion, dignity and generosity, Dr. Richard Desi provides clinical expertise using leading edge technology in a state-of-the-art facility that is comfortable for patients and family members. Patients can expect comprehensive care from diagnosis to treatment with a focus on helping them achieve more normal daily lives.

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship – Gastroenterology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Residency – University of Maryland
  • Medical Degree – University of Maryland School of Medicine
Patient Stories
Tiffany - Mercy Patient


Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.

Associations & Memberships
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology