Meet Dr. Patel

Anup J PatelAnup Patel, M.D., began his career at CHOC in 2010. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and did his residency at University of Nevada School of Medicine. He did fellowship focusing on pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Stanford University. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to his work as an attending pediatric gastroenterologist at CHOC, he is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine

In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked CHOC within the top 50 children’s hospitals in the United States among eight different specialties, including the field of gastroenterology. While honored by this distinction, Dr. Patel wants more for the children suffering with eosinophilic esophagitis.

“This is an exciting time to be a gastroenterologist working with eosiniophilic esophagitis patients,” Dr. Patel said. “Research on this emerging disease is yielding innovative treatments that we are able to quickly implement with our patients. Working with my allergy and immunology colleagues and the dieticians and food therapy specialists at the CHOC Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic, we are focused on continually providing patients with the most cohesive, individualized treatment plans using the very latest research.”

Known as an expert in gastrointestinal disorders with specific focus on eosinophilic esophagitis, Dr. Patel’s research has been presented at numerous conferences, including the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHN) Annual Conference, the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies Annual Meeting and many others. His research findings on eosinophilic esophagitis have been published in a number of journals, including Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Allergy and Asthma & Clinical Immunology.