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Snehal Patel, M.D.


Snehal Patel, M.D., is an experienced clinician, health care leader and educator, with expertise in the acute care of hospitalized adults, quality and process improvement, transitions of care and advancing health equity. Prior to moving to Austin, he was an academic hospitalist at Duke University Hospital, where he received multiple teaching awards for his commitment to and excellence in teaching medical students and residents. He is passionate about developing innovative care models to improve population health, reduce health inequities and improve quality of care. He brings a lens of social medicine as well as an analysis of structural and social determinants of health to systems redesign efforts. Patel works closely with public health and community health advocates and organizers to shift the discourse around what is possible in reimagining health and health care. He is committed to struggles for social, environmental and economic justice and organizing for social change.

Patel completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University in community health and social medicine, his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. He is a courtesy assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and the Department of Health Social Work at Dell Med, and an affiliate faculty member with the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.