Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD

Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD is an oncology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Mgm Medical College in 1995 and specializes in oncology, medical oncology, and more.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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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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Dr. Patel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Patel "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."


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3  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Patel does not have any board certifications listed.

95  Conditions Treated


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3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Mgm Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1995

Awards & Recognition

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Patel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Patel to family and friends
2 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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  • 1

Dr. Patel's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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.
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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...more
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