Commitment to Patient-Centered Care
“My goal is to be there for your family and I believe in the power of parents. As a pediatrician for over twenty years, I am humbled by the profession and recognize the importance of listening and treating families with courtesy and understanding. A person only gets one childhood; my duty is to consider the whole child and to optimize their well-being and development.”
Dr. Patel enjoyed twenty life-enriching years serving as a general pediatrician for Native American communities where he developed a broad range of skills working in rural areas. Utilizing his MPH, he developed health promotion coalitions in the community and was recognized by the Indian Health Service as a wellness champion. Dr. Patel joined HCMC in September 2017 and sees children in the outpatient clinic, as well in the hospital and nursery.
- Patel SD, Cohen BA, Kan JS. Extensive facial hemangioma associated with cardiac and abdominal anomalies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 Apr;36(4):636-8.
- Patel SD, Larson E, Mbengashe T, O’Bra H, Brown JW, et al. (2012) Increases in Pediatric Antiretroviral Treatment, South Africa, 2005-2010. PLoS ONE 7 (9):e44914.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044914.
- Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, MD, USA
- Pediatrics, Seattle Children's, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- International Society of Travel Medicine
- Board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
- University of Minnesota School of Medicine – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical Scholar Track)
“I grew up in Houston, Texas as the only son of immigrant parents from India and lived with one foot in each culture. I am married to a fellow pediatrician and we have four wonderful children. This experience has helped me appreciate the stages of life and the human condition. I don’t have one specific hobby. I enjoy problem-solving and organizing. Basically, I tinker around, fix things, and do what needs doing.”