Anup D. Patel, MD

Anup Patel

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Anup D. Patel, MD, is board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology. In addition, he is board certified in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He is the President-Elect for the Child Neurology Foundation and becomes President of CNF in October 2021. He is the medical director of accreditation and regulatory compliance and a director of clinical outcomes at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is an associate professor for neurology and pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Alumni of the Year, Wittenberg University, 2019
  • Teacher of the Year, Child Neurology Residency, 2013
  • Teacher of the Year, Child Neurology Residency, 2012
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Associate Editor, The Journal of Child Neurology
  • Councilor for the Section on Clinical Neurophysiology, American Academy of Neurology
  • Associate Director, Child Neurology Residency Program
  • Associate Medical Director, Partners for Kids
  • Member, Child Neurology Society
  • Member, American Epilepsy Society
  • Member of the Pediatric Content Committee, American Epilepsy Society
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member of the Electronic Media Committee, Child Neurology Society
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member of the Quality and Safety Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Fellow, American Epilepsy Society

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 05/06/2011

Board Certifications
  • Child Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
Fellowship Nationwide Children's Hospital Date Completed: 04/30/2011
Residency Vanderbilt University Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2006
Residency University of South Florida Date Completed: 06/30/2003
Medical School Wright State University School of Medicine Date Completed: 06/10/2000
Clinical Interests
  • Treatment Resistant Non-Surgical Epilepsy
Research Funding
Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation

Epilepsy and Smart Watch Project, Principal Investigator

Cornell University Joan and Sanford I Weill Medical College / Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation

Comparative Effectiveness Research for Infantile Spasms, Principal Investigator


Fostering medication adherence in children with epilepsy using mHealth technology, Principal Investigator

We are evaluating how to improve adherence in children newly diagnosed with epilepsy.

Dr. Anup Patel

Meet Anup Patel, MD: Section Chief, Neurology

Dr. Anup Patel is very proud to be the Section Chief for Neurology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. His biggest accomplishment is the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. "For Epilepsy care, it's the most unique model that is out there in the U.S. It's a model a lot of folks in other institutions are trying to emulate," Patel said. Go behind the scenes with Dr. Patel to learn more about what we're doing to help kids with neurological disorders.