UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Patel, Neela K.

School of Medicine
Family & Community Medicine
(210) 358-3200
pateln4@uthscsa.edu

Neela K. Patel, MD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Patel completed Geriatrics Fellowship that prepared her to care for and study elders medical and psychosocial needs. As Medical Director of the UT Medicine Senior Health Clinic, she with her team are setting an example for other primary care clinics to establish as patient centered medical home. Dr. Patel was accepted as a participant of the first Presidential Faculty Learning Community for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and contributed to the recommendations for IPE for UTHSCSA. Dr. Patels research interests are on physical activity in the elderly with an emphasis on the impact of yoga as an excercise intervention on their functional status and quality of life. Dr. Patel is active in the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and its International Special Interest Group (SIG) where she works serves as the Chair of the SIG closely with AGSs Ambassador for India to improve Geriatric Care in India. She is active in the local San Antonio Community and is the past President of the Texas Indo American Physicians Society for 2012. She raised funds for the St. Peter Js children home, initiated a medical students scholarship program the TIPSSW for medical students in UTHSCSA, the first five scholarships were awarded in March 2013. In 2010, as Secretary and gala chair she helped raise funds to support the fallen heroes fund of the Center for Intrepid in Fort Sam Houston. She also serves as mentor for the Center for Medical Ethics and Humanities and coordinates the International Students Elective for students who go to India for a global experience.

12/2012 - Present EPIC Clinician Champion UT Medicine, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
1/2012 - Present Medical Director UT Medicine Senior Health Clinic, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
1/2012 - Present Medical Director McCollough Hall Nursing Home, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
3/2010 - Present Assistant Professor and Faculty Physician University of TX Health Science Center at San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX
3/2010 - Present Assistant Professor and Pre-Doctoral Education University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX