Dr. Patel is originally from Sugar Land, Texas. He completed his medical school and Internal Medicine residency training at UTSW. He was drawn to continue at UTSW as faculty by the commitment to medical education and innovation in healthcare systems. Dr. Patel brings to UTSW a diverse background that he looks to translate into meaningful insight for training physicians. His life has been spent in small business, community involvement, and immediately prior to medical school he worked in the hedge fund industry. His particular interests in medicine are innovation and efficiency in medicine, along with medical education. Outside of medicine Dr. Patel is an avid sports fan, and enjoys traveling, politics, and community involvement.