Vishal R. Patel, MD, MBA, FACP, FAAP practices primary care with a strong interest in systems based improvement. He graduated magna cum laude from Union College and summa cum laude from Union Graduate College, received his Medical Degree with distinction in service from Albany Medical College, and performed combined internal medicine and pediatric residency at Christiana Care/AI Dupont Hospital for Children in Delaware. Practicing over 5 years, he has worked in all areas of care delivery from hospital based medicine, subacute rehab, urgent care, and ambulatory care. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Medical Director for System Quality/Safety for MedStar Health.
Recognizing the importance of health promotion and systems integration, Dr. Patel now spends his entire clinical time in primary care, managing his own panel and educating future physicians and nurse practitioners. In addition, as Senior Clinical Investigator at Christiana Care’s Value Institute, his focus has been on enhancing the safety and usability of the EHR, working on the systems consumer digital strategy, understanding longitudinal disease trajectories for chronic conditions in order to intervene sooner, and evaluating the organization’s new team based primary care model.