Dr. Patel is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and received her initial medical training at the Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, Missouri. She completed her hematology and medical oncology fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Patel brings to UTSW a strong background in general medical oncology, benign and malignant hematology, and medical education. She currently specializes in bone marrow transplant and malignant hematology.  Her clinical practice emphasizes a strong patient-doctor relationship and effective communication. Dr. Patel’s interests outside of medicine include her family, her dog Sophie, travelling, shopping, and trying new restaurants.


Medical School Creighton University School of Medicine (2005)
Residency Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital (2008), Internal Medicine
Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2011), Hematology & Oncology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Anemia
  • Acute Monocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myelogeneous Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Aplastic Leukemia
  • Burkett's Lymphoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hodgkin's Lymphomas
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Monocytic Leukemia
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Myeloid Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • Stem Cell Transplantation

Research Interest

  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Stem Cell Transplant


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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (2010)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (2008)
  • American Society of Hematology (2008)