Dr. Patel is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice since 2008. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics, and then received her Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Northwestern University. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and went on to complete a clinical research fellowship in Dermatology and psoriasis at Loyola University, followed by residency training in Dermatology at Loyola, where she also served as chief resident.
Dr. Patel is currently an Associate Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University. She is also a member of the clinical staff of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and serves on its Health IT Committee. She is also a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Chicago Dermatological Society and the Illinois Medical Society.
While Dr. Patel’s primary focus is on medical dermatology for adults and children, she has special interests in psoriasis, complex autoimmune and inflammatory skin conditions, women’s dermatology, particularly the effects of hormonal changes on the skin, and issues pertaining to patients with skin of color.
When asked why she is passionate about Dermatology, Dr. Patel says, “Dermatology is an ever-advancing field that includes patients of all ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and enables me to utilize my medical, surgical and cosmetic skills to treat a wide variety of skin conditions and concerns.”
Dr. Patel has been married for over twenty years to her husband and lives in downtown Chicago with their teenage twins. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, baking, making ice cream, reading, writing and knitting.