Senior Clinical Investigator; Medicine and Pediatrics Physician
Dr. Vishal Patel serves as a senior clinical investigator and primary care physician at Christiana Care. In his clinical role, Dr. Patel sees both children and adults at two different clinical locations-- multi-provider community based practice and an academic inner city practice, which provides him a robust clinical landscape on ambulatory delivery of care. He is board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics.
Dr. Patel will work closely with Value Institute team members along with various Service Line and Essential Services leadership to help advance quality and safety initiatives for the system.
As a Christiana Care Value Institute Investigator, he works closely with the Primary Care and Community Medicine service line to meet our strategic goal with a focus on quality/safety and innovation. He conducts research with particular interest in admissions/readmission, virtual health, primary care and specialty provider access and template standardization, safety and risk reduction strategies, and EHR and ambulatory workflow optimization through human factors methodologies.
Dr. Patel re-joined Christiana Care in 2017 after spending over two year in Washington DC working for MedStar Health. He had a hybrid role for MedStar Health working as a primary care and urgent care provider and overseeing ambulatory efforts as the Associate Medical Director for Quality/Safety.
He completed a prestigious Leadership in Medicine program which was a combined degree program between Union College and Albany Medical College where he received his undergraduate degree in high honors in chemistry/economics, MBA in health systems administration with high honors, and his medical degree all in 8 years. He later completed his residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics here at Christiana Care and served as chief resident in his last year of training.