I chose City of Hope because I wanted to work somewhere where I could see myself for 30 years.”
Purvi Patel has a medical degree, an M.B.A. and a double Bachelor's - in psychology and biological sciences. She has expertise in regional and cultural health care differences. She'd be equally at home in a corporate boardroom, running a nonprofit or lecturing at a teaching hospital.
She came to City of Hope to do what she really wants.
“My career led me to hospice and palliative medicine because it's truly devastating when someone you love is ill, even worse when you're told 'there's nothing more we can do.' In my area, no matter what patient or what diagnosis, there is always something more we can do.”
Patel received her M.D. from American University of Antigua, then completed her residency at Hofstra University in Glen Cove, New York, followed by a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
She praises City of Hope not only for its research and clinical strengths but also for its warmth; a place where everyone is made to feel “like part of the family.”