Dr. Hitendra Patel, MD

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Oncology | Male

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions
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.

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Moores Cancer Center3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    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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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.

Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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
  • 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
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • 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 (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vulvar Cancer

Education

  • Medical School
    Mgm Medical College

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

Procedures Performed

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