University of Arizona College of Medicine University of Washington
Molecular Biology Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Elora Lam Patel
TV Producer, Host, Physician
Dr. Alok Patel is a physician, journalist, producer, and on-camera expert, who firmly believes humor and relatability should drive scientific communication. He is currently a pediatric hospitalist at Columbia University, Stanford University, and the University of California, San Francisco.
More about Dr. Alok Patel
Patel did his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Arizona and later did his M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Later, he completed his pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
He also worked on digital health shows for ABC News, New York, and NBC News.
Patel worked as a medical producer for CNN, producing two seasons of the medical mystery show, ”Something’s Killing Me.”
He also hosts a popular web series for Medscape, the “Hospitalist Retort”, which is a critical review of topics directly affecting hospitalist medicine.
Alongside several other physicians, Patel helped create and now sits on the board of directors for the Association for Healthcare in Social Media, the first 501c-3 dedicated to medical communication on social media platforms.
He was also on the founding team of Medumo, a healthcare start-up that automated patient education for treatments and procedures. Medumo was acquired by Philips USA in 2019.
He is involved with several advocacy projects including a media-based sex trafficking education campaign, a 501c-3 dedicated to improving healthcare’s presence on social media, and initiatives to improve access to mental health care.