Dr. Dipti Patel, MD

Dr. Dipti Patel, MD

Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Dipti Patel, MD is an oncology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. She graduated from MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV in 1996 and specializes in oncology and hematology.Read her story

8503 Arlington Blvd Ste 400

Fairfax, VA 22031

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "Dr. Patel-Donnelly is triple board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine. She completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Patel-Donnelly received her Doctorate of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, and she is a magna cum laude graduate in biochemistry with honors and independent research from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has taken an active role at Virginia Cancer Specialists and in the local and medical communities. Dr. Patel-Donnelly holds memberships and appointments in multiple organizations. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the Medical Society of Virginia. Focusing on a special interest in hematologic malignancies, brain tumors, and stem cell transplant, Dr. Patel-Donnelly has become highly involved in local tumor boards and currently serves as Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital and holds a Hematology/Oncology Faculty Clerkship appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has also received multiple awards and honors which include the Harvard Partners in Excellence Award, Excellence in Teaching Awards, National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, NASE Achievement Scholarship, and Distinguished Honors and Independent Research in Biochemistry. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has been consistently named as a Top Doctor in publications such as Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine. Additionally, she has been listed as a Castle Connolly Mid-Atlantic Top Doctor and a Washington Post Super Doctor. Dr. Patel-Donnelly is a published author and has spoken both at local educational events and in news interviews. Dr. Patel-Donnelly lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She is married to Dr. Donnelly at Georgetown University Medical Center whose expertise is in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, traveling, and reading."


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2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

100  Conditions Treated


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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Binghamton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
16 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Patel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Patel is amazing - very kind and knowledgeable. She goes into great detail without being condescending or becoming defensive when patients ask informed questions. She really takes the time to completely address your condition. That really matters to some of us who have worries and concerns.
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My has Follicular Lymphoma. Dr. Patel and her staff made us very comfortable. She explained our treatment options in simple terms, described how they would take affect and gave us realistic expectations. While my mother has been under the care of Dr. Patel I have known she was in great hands. She...more
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Dr. Patel is smart, caring, and compassionate. She takes the time to sit with you and explain everything about your treatment plan. She never makes you feel like she's rushed. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
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Dr Patel is a knowledgeable and caring oncologist, her office staff is amazing (friendly and compassionate). As a patient I was very impressed with her level of expertise and caring personality. By the time I completed my six cycles of chemo, my family and I were all very impressed with her care....more
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Dr Patel is an excellent oncologist, she is very personable and knowledgeable. She spends times explaining things in a way both the patient and family understand. She listens and takes your preference in to account.
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