Nishit H. Patel, M.D., F.A.A.P., is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He received his medical degree from Pramukhswami Medical College, India, in 2004. He completed his pediatric residency training at Saint Peter’s University Hospital (2007-2010) in New Jersey. He worked as a pediatric hospitalist at Saint Peter’s University Hospital (2010-2012) before joining pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. He completed his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (2012-2013) in Oklahoma and SUNY Downstate Medical center/Kings County Hospital Center (2013-2015) in New York. He worked in the pediatric emergency department at Overlook Medical Center in New Jersey for 8 month before moving to Dallas. He Joined the division of emergency medicine at Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern Medical Center in Sept 2015. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.


Medical School
Pramukhswami Medical School, India (2004)
Saint Peter's University Hospital Program (2010), Pediatrics
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Program (2013), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital Center (2015), Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Research Interest

  • Asthma
  • PALS and Simulation
  • Point-of-care Ultrasound
  • Procedural Sedation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Practice of Obtaining a Chest X-Ray in Pediatric Patients Presenting With Their First Episode of Wheezing in the Emergency Department: A Survey of Attending Physicians.
Patel NH, Hassoun A, Chao JH, Pediatr Emerg Care 2020 Jan 36 1 16-20
Ranula in a 13-Year-Old Girl
Patel NH, Marneni S Consultant 2019 oct 59 10 315-316
Case 4: Two Children with Presumed Inguinal Hernias.
Williams JA, Bruce G, Patel N, Nesiama JA, Pediatr Rev 2019 Sep 40 9 491-493
A 19-month-old girl with a sudden onset of limping after a cold.
Patel N, Raza A, Lewis TR, Prabhu SG, Ramji FG. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2014 Dec 13 (12) 559-563
Giant Ovarian Cyst in an Adolescent with PCOS.
Patel N, Dupuis G, Wild R. Consultant 360. 2014 Jan 54 (1) 41-43
Foreign Body Aspiration: 2 Cases.
Patel N, Shihabuddin B. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2013 Oct 12 (10) 445-446
Thyroglossal Duct Cyst.
Patel N, Guthrie C. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2013 Jul 12 (7) 335-336
New-onset neonatal pulmonary hypertension associated with a rhinovirus infection.
Patel N, The TG Can. Respir. J. 2012 Jan-Feb 19 1 33-4


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Hospitalist
    St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ (2011-2012)
  • Physician Partnership Award
    St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ (2011-2012)
  • Best Teaching Senior Resident award
    St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ (2009-2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (2019)
  • Texas Medical Association (2017)
  • American College of Emergency Physician (2012-2017)
  • American Medical Association (2012)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2012-2015)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2007)