Dilip Patel, MD, MBA, is a professor in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and serves as department chair .
Dr. Patel graduated from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Belgaum, India, and completed his residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics in 1989 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He completed fellowship training in adolescent medicine and sports medicine in 1991 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the former Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Dr. Patel holds a Master of Business Administration in Medical Management from the University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management. He also holds a graduate certificate in Global Health and is working on his Master in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst School of Public Health. He is board certified in pediatrics, as well as in the subspecialties of adolescent medicine, sports medicine, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Dr. Patel has been part of the pediatric residency program faculty since 1991 and he works with both medical students and residents in the general pediatrics clinic, and the special healthcare interprofessional clinics for children with multiple neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Patel has co-edited or co-authored 22 books, 25 journal special issues or symposia, written 150 book chapters, and published 175 journal articles and has presented internationally at various conferences, including Canada, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Japan, Ukraine, and Israel. He has presented at various national scientific meetings, including the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, Pediatric Academic Societies and Society for Adolescent Medicine. He has served on many national, regional, and local committees.
Dr. Patel serves as medical consultant for the Children's Special Health Care Services, Department of Community Health, for the state of Michigan. He is a recipient of the William B. Weil Jr. MD Endowed Distinguished Pediatric Faculty Award from Michigan State University, and Adele Hoffmann Visiting Professorship in Adolescent Medicine. He is elected fellow member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and American Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. He is a vanguard member of the American Association of Physician Leadership and a certified physician executive.