Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD

Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD
Hitendra Patel, MBBS, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. This includes cancers of the pancreas, esophagus, gallbladder, liver, stomach, small intestine, colon/bowel and anus, as well as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and neuroendocrine and carcinoid tumors. He uses numerous forms of therapy such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, including new medicines as part of clinical trials, to offer the best possible treatment options. Dr. Patel is part of the gastrointestinal cancer unit at UC San Diego Health's Moore’s Cancer Center, where he works alongside a multidisciplinary team to provide patients with highly specialized care. He is especially interested in serving diverse groups of patients and has experience caring for individuals from all ethnic backgrounds. As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Patel instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research is dedicated to finding new ways to treat cancer with immunotherapy and targeted treatment while preserving the quality of life. He is also interested in ways to reduce costs of cancer care. Dr. Patel has also published numerous peer-reviewed articles and co-authored a chapter for the book, Pancreatic Cancer - Insights into Molecular Mechanisms and Novel Approaches to Early Detection and Treatment. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Patel was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Arizona College of Medicine. He cared for patients at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, where he led several clinical trials in oncology for GI cancers. Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at University of Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute) and a residency in internal medicine at University of Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital). He earned his medical degree (MBBS) from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore in India. Dr. Patel is board-certified in hematology and medical oncology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Outside of work, Dr. Patel enjoys hiking, badminton, swimming and traveling with his family.

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD

Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Neuroendocrine Tumors
very high
more than 98% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Patel does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Mgm Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
5.0
based on 2 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Patel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Tucson, AZ |
Dr. Patel is very compassionate and has always given me and my husband the information we needed in a simple language. There was another physician we had consulted before seeing Dr. Patel and we felt lost. The staff is very supportive.
in Tucson, AZ |
I have been a patient of his for 3 years. He listens very well and his patience and communication skills are extraordinary. He is very responsive to patient needs and handles himself in a very professional manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services, skills, and experience.
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Dr. Patel accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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