Hitesh K. Patel, MD

“I chose a career in medicine because of my desire to help others and my passions for problem solving and science. I specialized in Neurology because of the complexity and unique challenges presented by neurological disorders. I look forward to working with my patients to help them improve the health quality of their lives.”

Dr. Patel earned a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and health and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City prior to entering medical school.

Through the University of Utah, Dr. Patel participated in Field Studies in Thailand and Peru, and acted as Student Director for a Service Learning project in India. During his residency and Fellowship, he conducted lectures and symposiums on a variety of neurological topics such as neurodegenerative disorders and epilepsy. Within Neurology, Dr. Patel has special interests in: Headache Disorders, Neuropathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Epilepsy, and Electrodiagnostic studies such as EMG and Nerve Conduction studies. Among his many honors, he received the Neurology Resident Excellence Award while at UCI.

When not in the office, Dr. Patel enjoys playing and watching a number of different sports including: basketball, football, skiing and biking.

As a specialist, Dr. Patel may not be selected as a primary care physician. Dr. Patel accepts patients age 18 and over.

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.

This physician uses an electronic medical record system.
This physician uses myMemorialCare to access and store patient health information via the Epic ambulatory electronic medical record system. Patients of this practice may also securely view their health information online via myMemorialCare (MyChart), Epic’s patient portal.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Types of Care

Education

Type:
Medical Education
Institution:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Date Completed:
2008
Type:
Internship
Institution:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Date Completed:
2009
Type:
Residency
Institution:
UC Irvine Medical Center
Date Completed:
2012
Type:
Fellowship
Institution:
UC Irvine Medical Center
Date Completed:
2013

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations

MemorialCare Network

Health Plans

Accepts most major PPO, EPO and POS health plans
Accepting New Patients:
Yes