I chose to work with City of Hope because of the values it embodies which include excellence, value, integrity, morality, which are values I highly admire and live by.
Pritiben Patel, M.D. cares deeply for her patients, and for her community. She's a fixture at health fairs where she regularly donates her time and skills. Rated a “Top Doctor” by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals, her goal is nothing less than “to change the nature of medicine” by making more medical resources available to more people around the world.
A native of Southern California, Dr. Patel has known since middle school that she wanted to be a physician. She received her medical degree from American University of Antigua College of Medicine and continued her training at St Lukes University Health Network in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Among her many skills, Dr. Patel specializes in pain management through biofeedback.
Dr. Patel looks forward to a long affiliation with City of Hope, a place she calls “more than just a hospital, it is a community which encompasses the body, the mind and the soul. I am grateful and immensely joyful for having joined an organization which I immensely respect."
Education & Experience
2018, ABFM, American Board of Family Medicine
2011, M.D, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, New York, NY
2006, B.S., Biochemistry, Medical Emphasis, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
2016-2018, St. Luke's University Health Network-Warren Campus Family Medicine, Phillipsburg, NJ
2015-2016, St. Luke’s Warren Campus Completion of Internship in Family Medicine, Phillipsburg, NJ
2020-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
2018-2020, Hospitalist, Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Palmdale, CA
2018, Hospitalist, Orchard Hospital, Gridley, CA
2015-2018, St. Lukes University Health Network-Family Medicine Residency Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, NJ
2011-2015, Bio-Behavioral Pain Management Health Educator, Pain Management Centers, CA
2012, Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Instructor,
Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA
2011, Credential Verification for Physicians with Medxm, Tustin, CA
Awards & Memberships
2018, Top Doctor, “The Leading Physicians of the World”, International Association of HealthCare Professionals
2016, Completion of Internship in Family Medicine, St. Lukes Warren Campus
2011, Graduated Magna Cum Laude, American University of Antigua, College of Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
Infectious Diseases Society of America
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
International Congress for Infectious Diseases
American Society for Microbiology
2015-2018, New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians
Kannangara DW, Sindhu S, Patel P. “First Case Report of Inducible Heart Block in Lyme Disease and an Update of Lyme Carditis.” BMC infectious Diseases. (2019) 19:428. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-4025-1.
Kannangara DW, Patel P. “Report of Non-Lyme, Erythema Migrans Rashes from New Jersey with a Review of Possible Role of Tick Salivary Toxins.” Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2018 Aug 21. DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2018.2278.
Cornejo, K, Patel P, Bal S, Valenza, P. Gitelman Syndrome: A case report of hypokalemic seizures in an adolescent male. International Journal of Academic Medicine. Accepted for publication April 2017.
Valenza P, McGinley T, Feldman, J, Patel P, Cornejo K, Liang N, Anmolsingh R, McNaughton N (2017). Dangers of Polypharmacy. In S. Stawicki & M Firstenberg (Eds), Vignettes in Patient Safety-Volume 1. ISBN 978-953-51-5456-3. Accepted for publication April 2017.
Kareha S, Patel P, Wojda T. “Cost-effectiveness of Physical Therapy as an Intervention for Low Back Pain.” St Lukes University Health Network. December 2017.