Meet Our Doctors
Mehwish Ismaily, MD
Dr. Ismaily was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University where she majored in Human Biology and spearheaded a non-profit organization focusing on journalism in the medical and human rights field. She received her Medical Degree and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas. Here she was an active contributor to the UTSW journal club, highlighting novel research. She subsequently completed her Endocrinology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where she also trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Ismaily is board certified in Internal Medicine and an active member of the Texas Medical Association, Harris County Society, American College of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrine Society. She has particular interest in hypogonadism, thyroid disease, and transgender medicine. During her medical career, her research has led to several oral and poster presentations at national conferences. She is also a published author in the major national endocrine journal, Endocrine Practice.
When she is not spending quality time with her husband Jeff and family, Dr. Ismaily enjoys hiking, poetry, and jewelry-making. She is known for her calm demeanor and for being an attentive and compassionate practitioner.
Cristina Dumitru, MD
Dr. Dumitru was born in Sibiu, the old capital of beautiful Transylvania in Romania, one of the most charming cities in Europe. She began her medical career at the renowned Cluj Medical University in Romania. After graduating at the top of her class from medical school and then travelling and working in Florence, Italy, she then completed her graduate medical education at Yale University affiliated Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.
Dr. Dumitru continued her medical training at Yale University School of Medicine, where she completed her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Throughout her career, she has remained actively involved in teaching and research, saw completion of several published peer-reviewed journal articles and co-authored a chapter on calcium metabolism-bone related diseases. As a double board-certified adult endocrinologist and her clinical and research interests include diseases of thyroid gland, metabolic bone disease, diabetes mellitus as well as environmental influences and dietary interventions in improving cardiac health. She is an active member of several national endocrinology societies including the American Thyroid Association, American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society and the American Society of Bone Mineral Research.
Dr. Dumitru is fluent in Romanian. Her interests include classical music and dancing as well as painting and cooking. She believes in personalized medical care and enjoys forging long-lasting relationships with her patients to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Diana Desai, MD
Dr. Desai was born in Detroit, but moved to Houston at a young age and has remained in Texas for all of her education. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated from the Plan II Honors program. She subsequently received her Medical Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where she also trained at the renowned M.D. Anderson Hospital. During her fellowship, she published several papers and book chapters in the field of endocrinology. Dr. Desai practiced as a private practice endocrinologist in North Carolina for 2 years.
She is a double board-certified adult endocrinologist and has specific interests in thyroid disorders, low testosterone, pituitary disease, diabetes mellitus, and bone and calcium disorders. She is an active member in the Endocrine Society, American Thyroid Association, Texas Medical Association, and Harris County Medical Society.
Her husband is a gastroenterologist practicing in Clear Lake. She enjoys spending her free time cooking, gardening, and reading. She is known by her patients for her warm bedside manner and ability to empower her patients with knowledge of their disease.
Fareed Elhaj MD
Dr. Elhaj was born in New York but has been a native of Houston, Texas from a young age. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University with a focus on the medical sciences as well as literature and then attended Baylor College of Medicine focusing his training on hormonal disorders. He completed additional internal medicine training at USC-Los Angeles County General Hospital in California. He has a particular interest in international medicine and has spent considerable time during his medical career doing medical volunteer work and research in West Africa, the Middle East and France as well as working with the homeless in Houston.
His comprehensive training in thyroid disease which includes additional training in thyroid ultrasound and nuclear medicine techniques were developed while working at several preeminent institutions including Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He continues to do teaching at Baylor College of Medicine to endocrinologists-in-training and is an advisor in health-tech start-ups at the TMCx Innovation Institute. As a double board-certified adult endocrinologist, he has additional expertise in all hormonal disorders including thyroid disease/cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, pituitary and adrenal disease.
He is an active member of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, Texas Medical Association, and Harris County Medical Society. He is also currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Baylor College of Medicine Endocrinology Fellowship program. He also enjoys spending time playing music as well as keeping healthy by jogging, practicing yoga, boxing and running after his young children. He strongly believes in the lost art of medicine by spending the time to engage and listen to his patients.
Medhavi Jogi MD
Dr. Jogi is a true native Texan, having been born in Austin and attending the University of Texas for his undergraduate education. He completed his medical training at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston spending the last several years of training actively involved in diabetes mellitus academic research, publishing several well-received papers and a textbook chapter as well as winning numerous academic awards.
His current interests include managing all forms of thyroid disease by offering the newest techniques and using the most up-to-date endocrine research which was developed while training at the world-renowned MD Anderson Hospital. He has a special interest in technology solutions for diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2. As a double board-certified adult endocrinologist he also has specialty training in the management of diseases of the pituitary, pancreas, bone, ovaries/gonads as well as adrenal glands. He is an active member of numerous national endocrinology societies including the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society and the American Thyroid Association. He is also a current Clinical Assistant Professor for the Baylor College of Medicine Endocrinology Fellowship program.
Dr. Jogi is also involved in several other medical ventures. He is an advisor for online physician-centric health management systems Prescribewell and Luma health. He also is an advisor for the TMCx Innovation Institute. He is also the medical editor for the HoustonEndocrine.com.
His wife Dr. Reena Jogi is a successful Houston dermatologist. He is well-recognized by his patients for having a kind disposition and a warm bed-side manner which is most noticeable in the care he takes to explain every aspect of their disease and treatment.
If you would like to learn more from the endocrinologists at Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists, click here to request online registration. Or you can contact our office at 713.795.0770 to schedule an appointment 8:30am - 5:00pm central standard time. Dr. Jogi and Dr. Elhaj welcome patients from all over Texas, as well as other states and countries. The office, located in the Texas Medical Center, serves the Houston metro area including Katy, Sugarland, and Kingwood.