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.