Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in managing the rehabilitation needs of persons with neurological conditions (e.g. stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease) and musculoskeletal condition (e.g. neck and back pain, arthritis, other injuries). Currently he practices at Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic and serves as the vice president of the group and the Chief Medical Office of HeartToHeart. In the past he has been a medical director of a rehabilitation unit in a trauma center for 14 years (Research Medical Center) and medical director of an outpatient rehabilitation program for 4 years (Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City). Been faculty member in the department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center for 8 years, and while there also staffed rehabilitation clinics at the Kansas City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. He was associate professor when he left in 2001 to join Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic as a physiatrist. He is associated with several other hospitals in the Kansas City area, including Children’s Mercy Hospital, Menorah Medical Center, and St Joseph’s Hospital.
Dr Patel received a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. He earned a master’s degree in rehabilitation medicine from the University of Washington, in Seattle, and a second master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas, in Kansas City. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Spinal Cord Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine. He published multiple abstracts, articles, book chapters and a reviewer for Journal of Stroke, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.