Alpa V. Patel, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Alpa R. Patel, MD, is a physician in the Section of Primary Care Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of Pulmonary Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is a co-director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center. Her clinical interest focuses on management of adult cystic fibrosis patients. Her research interest lies in preventive medicine, especially cystic fibrosis-related osteoporosis, and the prevention and treatment of depression and diabetes related to cystic fibrosis. She is also involved in the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network and has served as a primary reviewer on proposed protocols. She is a co-director of and actively involved with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is also active in teaching medical professionals at multiple levels, with other major interests in the internal medicine/pediatrics clinic and teaching internal medicine/pediatric residents.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Caregiver of the Year, Central Ohio, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2013

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 12/12/2000

Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Sleep Medicine
Fellowship Ohio State University College of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/2020
Residency University of Tennessee Date Completed: 06/30/1998
Internship University of Tennessee Date Completed: 06/30/1995
Medical School University of Tennessee Health Science Center Date Completed: 06/03/1994