Dr. Amee Patel is a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Health Dallas, serving as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics/Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) at the University of Texas Southwestern. She joined the Department of Pediatrics in 2018, and her clinical practice focuses on the care of hospitalized children.  Dr. Patel has a passion for delivering high quality medical education to students and residents; crafting research projects and initiatives related to quality improvement and patient safety; and improving and streamlining interdisciplinary communication among different departments, nurses, and hospital administration.  In line with these passions, Dr. Patel serves as the co-lead for the PHM Quality Committee and lead of the PHM Morbidity & Mortality Conferences. She is also an active member of the PHM Operations Leadership Committee.

Dr. Patel is originally from North Carolina. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Duke University, and later received her M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina.  Dr. Patel went on to complete her residency in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern/Children’s Health Dallas.


Graduate School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014)
Other Post Graduate Training
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014)
Medical School
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill (2015)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2018), Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Interdisciplinary communication
  • Medical education
  • Patient safety
  • Quality improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

What is causing an infant?s facial swelling?
Lowe G, Ochoa C, Patel A, Nesiama J-A Consultant 2019 59 12 356-366
A Pilot Study of the Pediatric Oral Medications Screener (POMS).
Jacobsen L, Patel A, Fox M, Miller S, Bradford K, Jhaveri R Hosp Pediatr 2015 Nov 5 11 586-90
Effectiveness of pediatric pill swallowing interventions: a systematic review.
Patel A, Jacobsen L, Jhaveri R, Bradford KK Pediatrics 2015 May 135 5 883-9
PAK1 Mediates Resistance to PI3K Inhibition in Lymphomas.
Walsh K, McKinney MS, Love C, Liu Q, Fan A, Patel A, Smith J, Beaven A, Jima DD, Dave SS Clin. Cancer Res. 2013 Mar 19 5 1106-15
Deep sequencing of the small RNA transcriptome of normal and malignant human B cells identifies hundreds of novel microRNAs.
Jima DD, Zhang J, Jacobs C, Richards KL, Dunphy CH, Choi WW, Yan Au W, Srivastava G, Czader MB, Rizzieri DA, Lagoo AS, Lugar PL, Mann KP, Flowers CR, Bernal-Mizrachi L, Naresh KN, Evens AM, Gordon LI, Luftig M, Friedman DR, Weinberg JB, Thompson MA, Gill JI, Liu Q, How T, Grubor V, Gao Y, Patel A, Wu H, Zhu J, Blobe GC, Lipsky PE, Chadburn A, Dave SS Blood 2010 Dec 116 23 e118-27
An ATM/Chk2-mediated DNA damage-responsive signaling pathway suppresses Epstein-Barr virus transformation of primary human B cells.
Nikitin PA, Yan CM, Forte E, Bocedi A, Tourigny JP, White RE, Allday MJ, Patel A, Dave SS, Kim W, Hu K, Guo J, Tainter D, Rusyn E, Luftig MA Cell Host Microbe 2010 Dec 8 6 510-22

Honors & Awards

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    Liaison for the Section on Pediatric Trainees to the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2016-2018)
  • Delta Omega Honor Society
    University of North Carolina School of Public Health (2015)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2013)
  • John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)