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Veeshal H. Patel, MD, MBA

Veeshal H. Patel, MD, MBA

Surgical Innovations Postdoctoral Fellow

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  • Boston University, Boston, MA; B.A., Economics, International Relations, medical Sciences, 2011
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; M.D., 2015
  • Boston University School of Management, Boston, MA; M.B.A., 2015
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA; General Surgery Residency, 2015 -
  • Washington State Medical Commission, full Physician and Surgeon License
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery & Critical Care
  • Medical Device Development
  • Health Economics
  • Biodesign
  • General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care
  • Medical and Surgical Device Development
  • Safety-Net Hospitals and Healthcare Financing

Veeshal Patel, MD, MBA, is a general surgery resident at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, who is currently spending two years as a Surgical Innovations Research Fellow at UCSF under the mentorship of Dr. Harrison. Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at Boston University before moving to Seattle for his general surgery residency. His prior work has involved health policy and leadership both nationally and at the state level, quality improvement initiatives, and a number of consulting engagements at both public institutions and private firms, in addition to clinical research in Transplant Surgery.

Dr. Patel's current focus involves medical device development and surgical innovation under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Harrison at UCSF. He is working on the Magnetic Duodenal-Ileal Bypass (DIPASS) clinical trial in non-human primates, in addition to a number of ongoing projects developing technology for a magnetic bowel anastomosis device in addition to a magnetic implanted device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

  1. Macht R, Patel V, Rosenkranz P, et al. "Estimating the Financial Savings of Two Quality Improvement Initiatives: A Cost Analysis." First place presentation at the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; Annual Meeting, 6 Dec 2014.
  2. Patel V, Macht R, et al. "An Estimation of the Financial Impact of Two Major Quality Improvement Initiatives Using NSQIP Data." First place poster and award winner: Quality Research Award, Quality and Patient Safety Symposium, 20 October 2014.
  3. Patel V, Yoo B, Nishtala A. "Naloxone Administration for Prevention of Opioid Overdose." AMA A-12, Chicago, IL. 17 June 2012. National AMA Policy D-95.987.
  4. Patel V. Routine BK Virus Surveillance in Renal Transplantation: A Single Center Experience. Presented at the International Transplant Congress in Vancouver, BC, August 15-19, 2010, and at Evans Day Research Symposium, Boston, MA, December 9, 2010.

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