Amit N. Patel, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Amit Patel, MD, MS, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and an associate professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also director of Clinical Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah.
His clinical interests are heart surgery and treating heart failure. His research includes studies in autologous stem cell therapy. In 2002, he led a study demonstrating that stem cell transplantation could treat congestive heart failure. In addition, he has participated in a number of trials using adult stem cells to treat cardiomyopathy and limb ischemia (inadequate blood flow to the leg).
His interests in thoracic oncology include minimally invasive (VATS) lung resections and hyperthermic chemotherapy for mesothelioma. His research includes cancer stem cell identification and destruction, as well as novel agents to selectively attack lung cancer, thoracic sarcoma, and metastatic diseases.
Patel received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His postdoctoral education included a general surgery residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Waco, Texas, and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Patel is board certified with a special certificate by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.