Curriculum Vitae

Joseph W. Desiato, M.D.

Date of Birth: May 14, 1956
Professional Objective: I plan to continue my career in general pediatrics. I enjoy treating children from infants to adolescents. I have a special interest in ADHD.

Work Experience

Years Location Position
9/01-present Community Pediatrics of Andover
349 N. Main St.
Andover, MA 01810
6/00-8/01 Andover Pediatrics
140 Haverhill Street
Andover, MA 01810
7/86-5/00 Valley Medical Associates
9 Branch Street
Methuen, MA 01844
Senior Pediatrician
7/85-6/86 Group Health Plan
21000 Mound Road
Warren, MI
Staff Pediatrician
6/96-6/98 Lawrence General Hospital Clinical Instructor
for Family
Practice Residency
2/86-6/86 Wayne State School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital Of Michigan
Clinical Instructor
8/84 Camp Midicha
Marquette, MI
M.D. at Diabetic camp


Years Location Type
9/87 Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA
A one month
Mini Fellowship in
Learning Disabilities
7/82-6/85 Children’s Hospital of Michigan
3901 Beaubien
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Pediatric Residency


Years Location Degree Received
9/78-6/82 Wayne State University
School of Medicine
540 East Canfield
Detroit, MI
9/74-6/78 Wayne State University
5440 Cass
Detroit, MI
B.S. Biology
Phi Beta Kappa

Board Certification

Meeting the Requirements of
Maintenance of Certification by Board of Pediatrics
Board Certified by the
American Academy of Pediatrics
January 1988

Organizations and Committees

  1. Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
    1. Sectional Membership in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    2. Sectional Membership in Adolescent Pediatrics
    3. Sectional Membership in School Health
    4. Member of Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP
  2. Member of Children’s Hospital IPA(PPOC)
  3. Member of Contracts Committee for the PPOC
  4. Member of the Mass Medical Society
  5. Board Member of Lawrence General Hospital IPA
  6. S/P Board Member of Lawrence General Hospital PHO
  7. S/P Member of Pediatric Steering Committee at Lawrence General Hospital
  8. S/P Pediatric Pod Leader in BIDPO
  9. S/P Member of Contracts Committee at BIDPO
  10. S/P Lawrence General IPA’s Harvard Medical Director
  11. S/P Chairman of the Pediatric Quality Assurance Committee at Lawrence General Hospital
  12. S/P Member of Perinatal Committee & S/P Medical Records Committee at Lawrence General Hospital
  13. S/P Chairman of the Quality Control Committee at Medical East –
    Merrimack Valley Division (Valley Medical Associates), S/P Member of
    Pharmacy Committee, Leadership team and Team leader of Second Hand
    Smoke Committee study for Valley Medical Associates

Staff Privileges in Pediatrics

  1. Lawrence General Hospital (Chief of Pediatrics Jan 2002- 2010)
    Lawrence, MA
  2. Holy Family Hospital
    Methuen, MA

Other Community Interests

  • S/P Coach or Manager of Bedford’s Youth Baseball Program
  • S/P Coach of Bedford’s Youth Soccer Program
  • S/P Chairman of Bedford’s Recreation Commission
  • S/P Medical Consultant for Bedford’s Summer Camp Program
  • S/P Medical Consultant for Bedford Montessori