Kunal Patel, MD (Emergency Medicine)
I am originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I attended the University of Florida for an undergraduate degree in Business Finance, then went on to get my M.D., M.B.A. from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In 2021, I finished a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I will stay to complete a fellowship in Clinical Informatics.
My passion for clinical informatics arose during my residency, when we started to transition from Cerner to Epic. I joined the transition team as a PGY 1 and continued to help the team throughout residency, specifically working to make the EMR interface user-friendly for Emergency Department providers. I am continuing to study clinical informatics to get a better understanding of hospital operations and how healthcare technology can improve the delivery of healthcare to our patients.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing video games, rock climbing, snowboarding, and scuba diving.