Biography

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.

Education

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

Clinical Interest

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

Research Interest

  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Stem Cell Transplant

Publications

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Books

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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)