Our Physicians

Devak Desai, MD

Dr. Desai has proudly served in the DFW area since 2012 as a full time Infectious Disease Doctor. He was born in Maryland however spent his entire childhood in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Emory University with honors in 2003 and received his doctorate at the Medical College of Georgia. He then moved to Texas to focus on his medical training in infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In 2016, he founded ID Partners, PA in Mansfield, TX to bring quality and compassionate care to the local community and surrounding areas. He enjoys traveling with his wife and child. Hobbies include playing golf and billiards and fine dining.

Dr Desai was selected by his peers as top Infectious Disease doctor in 2017 by 360 West Magazine.

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Shantala Samart, MD

Dr. Samart has been in practice in Infectious Disease in the DFW area since 2011. She specializes in adult infectious Disease and HIV medicine. She has been voted D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas 2014.

Dr. Samart was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She graduated from the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, India in 2003. She did her residency, and subsequently her fellowship in Infectious Diseases, at the State University of New York at Stonybrook NY.

She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Infectious Diseases.

She is the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship at the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center in Mansfield, TX.

She was elected by her peers to serve as the Vice Chairman of Medicine as the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.

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Emily Forbes, MHA, FNP-C

Forbes grew up in the mid-west and received her BSN from Winona State University, MN and completed her Master of Science as a WHCNP & in Healthcare Administration from University of Minnesota in 2009. She went on to complete a post-Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Hawaii Pacific University in 2010. Formerly has also been nursing faculty at several institutions with relocation requirements as a military spouse. Forbes has been practicing Infectious Disease for the past 3 years in the DFW area.

Emily enjoys many sports, especially Wisconsin Badgers, traveling, and time with her 2 boys and husband.