Dr. Patel is the Medical Director of the Sarcoma Center and a Tenured Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He completed his medical graduation at Baroda Medical College in Baroda, India. He pursued his training in medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Patel has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles in various peer-reviewed journals. He has been section editor for the Sarcoma Section of Current Oncology Reports since 2000. He has also authored or co-authored 15 book chapters. His clinical research interests include systemic therapy for sarcomas, GISTs and other tumors originating in bone and soft tissues.