About Dr. Patel
Jignesh A. Patel, MD, is a chief cardiology fellow at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and is joining interventional cardiology at the same hospital this year. His designated fourth year engagement as Medicine Chief Resident at Maimonides Medical Center’s Internal Medicine program with 110 residents and his current tenure as Chief Cardiology fellow, highlight his love for teaching and academic involvement. Patel’s clinical experience and medical knowledge spans both the western and eastern world of medicine. Securing two gold medals for best clinical and academic performance, he completed his internal medicine residency with honors from the prestigious Maharaja SayajiRao University, Vadodara in India. While working as a well-trained physician and an ICU intensivist for five years at a reputable cardiac institution, Patel touched the lives of many cardiac patients in his hometown of Vadodara, India.
Patel firmly believes that artistic and creative endeavors underline progressive human existence, and are pivotal to health care practitioners’ wellness, and can give birth to innovative solutions for existing clinical problems. His work to explore creativity and the artistic side of cardiology resulted in an invited, solo author manuscript published in JACC: Case Reports, titled “Breaking Convention for Another Dimension.” To recognize, promote and nurture creative talents and interesting hobbies amongst cardiovascular professionals, he created a novel networking interest group on ACC’s Member Hub called “HEARTS in Cardiology – Hobbies, Expressive Art and Talents in Cardiology.”
When he’s not at the hospital, Patel enjoys painting, song-writing, composing his own music and spending time with his family, including his wife and young daughter.