For Physicians at Banner Desert Medical Center  



Dear Physician: 

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Medical Staff of Banner Desert Medical Center.

The Application Process

The first step in applying for privileges is to submit the initial application request form which can be accessed by clicking on “Physicians and Residents” located at the top of this page. Then click “Apply for Privileges.” Upon completion of this form, simply click “Submit Request” and it will be sent via e-mail to the Banner Health Credentialing Verification Organization (CVO). Once received by the CVO, you will be sent a more detailed application to complete. 

The CVO will notify Banner Desert regarding your interest in applying. In addition to the application mailed to you by the CVO, Banner Desert will mail you a facility-specific packet that needs to be completed and returned directly to the Medical Staff Services Department at the hospital in order for your application to be processed.

Minimum Qualifications

The Medical Staff Bylaws describe the minimum qualifications for membership. You can find that information, as well as our most current Rules and Regulations below in Adobe Acrobat PDF for download. 

If, upon review of your initial application request, it is determined you do not meet the minimum qualifications for membership and privileges, your application will not be processed. Banner Desert requires applicants who are not yet board-certified must become board certified within the time established by the Department Policies and Procedures.

Thank you for your interest in Medical Staff Membership at Banner Desert Medical Center. If you have questions or need assistance in completing your application, please contact Medical Staff Services at (480) 412-3221.


Karen Salas, CPMSM, CPCS
Director, Medical Staff Services

Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-3000
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