- American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Internship / Residency
- St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
As Lead Hospitalist, Dr. Ankur Patel cares for all patients, not just those with a specific cancer type. Dr. Patel joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, in Newnan, Georgia, in October 2013.
His goal is to provide patients with cutting-edge cancer care and to partner with patients on their journey with cancer.
“I want to make sure I always meet my patients’ needs,” says Dr. Patel. “CTCA® is an organization that truly believes in patient-focused care. The patient should always be the center of attention for all providers, whether they are physicians, nurses or therapists.”
Dr. Patel earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten in 2008. He has two undergraduate degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, which he was awarded in 2001: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry.
After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Patel had a three-year residency at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital between 2008 and 2011. He served as chief resident during the final year of his residency. Dr. Patel worked as a hospitalist at St. Vincent before joining CTCA.
Dr. Patel has research experience, as well. Between 2001 and 2003, he was a regulatory affairs specialist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington, D.C. He was a research specialist in genetics in Emory University’s Department of Neurology from 1999 to 2001 and was a research intern in neurobiology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
In his free time, Dr. Patel plays golf, tennis and soccer, in addition to going camping. Dr. Patel is married and has two children. His wife, Serena, is a pharmacist and works in the out-patient retail pharmacy at CTCA in Newnan.
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