Dr. Payal Patel received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She continued on to graduate medical school from the State University of New York at Downstate before moving on to pediatric residency at New York University. She subsequently completed her first year of pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia before completing the last two years at New York University. After graduating fellowship she spent a year working at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles before moving back to the east coast and starting at the Children's and Women's Physicians of Westchester. She has an appointment as assistant professor in pediatrics at the New York Medical College.