Anand A. Patel, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Anand A. Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine Medical Director, Inpatient Leukemia Service

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi. My name is Anand Patel. I'm a hematologist, oncologist at the University of Chicago. And I focus in on taking care of patients with leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, and myeloproliferative diseases using a variety of treatment approaches including standard treatments and clinical-trial options. The reason I became a physician was I found it to be a perfect mix of the science that interested me while also being able to form a very direct connection with the people that I see in my day-to-day life, whether that be in the clinic, the colleagues I get to work with on the research projects that I'm excited in, and really having the direct opportunity to make an impact in the lives of the patients that we come across every day.

I was very fortunate to do my oncology training at the University of Chicago before I joined the group as a physician. And what I found in working with my cofellows, my mentors, the attending physicians is that this is an incredibly collaborative atmosphere, an incredibly collegial atmosphere, and truly a patient-first atmosphere that any of the work we do, whether it's direct clinical care or looking to advance the science of medicine through clinical research is all in the name of doing what's best for our patients.

My philosophy of care is to work very closely with my patients to find the treatment regimen or the treatment approach that's best for them. That means letting them know what I think should be recommended and then helping to bridge that with their preferences, and ultimately work together to formulate a plan that we can enact to preserve not just treatment options but also the quality of life and the preferences that are important for the patient. In my training something that I've been very fortunate to do is in addition to providing clinical care for patients, I'm an active clinical researcher and clinical investigator meaning I work very hard to try and develop and run trials that will be investigating novel therapies that can hopefully advance the standard of care for our patients while doing so in a safe way.

Anand Patel, MD, is board-certified hematologist-oncologist and an expert in treating myeloproliferative diseases, myelodysplastic syndromes and leukemia. In addition to providing his patients with standard treatment approaches such as chemotherapy and targeted therapies, Dr. Patel is also committed to delivering novel therapies through clinical trials that combine basic and translational research into groundbreaking advancements in medicine for better outcomes and quality of life.

Dr. Patel’s research interests are geared towards the development of clinical trials that help improve the standard of care for patients with high-risk leukemias and myeloid malignancies. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, such as Blood Advances, British Journal of Haematology, Cancer, JCI Insight and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Hematology

Practicing Since

  • 2021

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine


  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

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