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Desiree Steimer, MD

4.9 out of 5 (53 Ratings)


Thoracic Surgery

About Desiree Steimer

Desiree Steimer, MD graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. She then furthered her medical expertise, graduating with distinction and earning her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, KY. Dr. Steimer then completed her general thoracic surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. In addition, she is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Women in Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Steimer is an Associate Surgeon in the Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Steimer was inspired to become a thoracic surgeon due to a personal interest in lung cancer and smoking cessation programs, and thrives to excel in the complex and ever-evolving field. Her clinical interests focus on malignancies within the chest including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymic tumors and mesothelioma. Dr. Steimer’s goal is to provide compassionate and individualized care to her patients.

When not at work, Dr. Steimer enjoys hiking, kayaking, and painting with watercolors.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Thoracic Surgery

    191 Bedford St Melcor Building Second Floor
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-2204

    Get Directions 41.7010292 -71.15195069999999

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (13)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Dr. Steimer was friendly, informative, understanding and clear as to my PET Scan results and the best way to proceed.

  • Dr. Steimer always actively listens to me so I know I am heard. She always reviews my scans in ways I can understand. She provides a warm, inviting visit and I completely trust her knowledge and information.

  • This visit was excellent in every possible way! Outstanding!

  • Everything was perfect which is what I have come to expect from Southcoast and it's providers

  • I was seen on time . My physician calmed all my fears. She explained in detail what she had seen on my scans.

  • The Dr. and staff make every right decision to improve my health.

  • Very knowledgeable and easy to understand and talk to.

  • Dr. Steimer is wonderful. Professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Her Staff are also wonderful.

  • Listened well, explained in detail the scenarios, will find out more after MRI

  • I liked that the Dr. helped me see other options I have and explained everything to me.

  • Everyone was polite and efficient. We had a good experience. Things were explained in an understanding manner and the doctor listened and and answered questions.

  • Dr Steimer was informative and answered all my questions directly and honestly. My only comment would be that the receptionist manning the front desk did not reflect the rest of the office or make a good first impression. Terrible body language, big scowl on her face and she needs training in how to speak to people.

  • Dr Steimer was awesome explaining everything & making me feel comfortable about the whole thing.

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