There’s no question that medicine is a crucial part of our society. The pandemic made us realize that. And as the world moves into a post-pandemic reality, people are starting to realize that medical advancement alone isn’t enough. We need medicine and compassion in one bundle. And there are professionals like Dr. Monica Patel who lead that charge by exemplifying what medicine with a heart can do.
Dr. Monica Patel is a quadruple board-certified cardiologist with an impressive professional background. But what drives her most is her love and compassion for her patients and other community members. She is a highly involved member of the local and national philanthropic scene, serving in various capacities of leadership and working on the ground at the same time. Dr. Patel has volunteered in initiatives like Faith in Practice medical mission trips in Guatemala. She has provided basic care to people in underprivileged communities both locally and globally. Monica has also been active in raising awareness and resources for organizations like Children at Risk, Operation Smile, Asian Pacific American Heritage Association, the Arts of Healing, Homemade Hope, and Indian Doctor’s Association.
Before practicing, Monica attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiology at McGovern Medical School. In total, she has four board certifications, namely Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology— a feat not many doctors complete in their careers.
To this day, Dr. Patel interacts regularly with patients despite her hectic schedule. She currently works for the McGovern Medical School, which is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. She also serves as an associate professor, focusing on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and advanced cardiovascular imaging, including echocardiography, vascular imaging, nuclear imaging, and cardiac PET scanning. Also, Dr. Patel joined the PET Center at the Weather head PET center back in 2012 and works as a co-investigator for the Century Health Study which has over 1,000 participants and helps prevent and reverse coronary heart disease. Today, Patel now serves as the assistant director of clinical P.E.T. imaging and training. She was invited for her first international lecture on cardiac PET scans, “Role of coronary flow reserve and PET imaging in revascularization decision-making,” in Taiwan in December 2019.
Despite all that Dr. Patel has accomplished in her life, she remains an avid learner. Moreover, she uses her platform to empower women and the general public. She promotes health and well-being by self care for the mind, body, and soul. Her top self care activities include meditation, good sleep hygiene, plant based diet, aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, connecting with nature, walking her dog, and spending time with loved ones.
Dr. Monica Patel hopes to impact more individuals by running more charity events and fundraisers, and pushing the boundaries of heart health and research. Legacy seems to be her biggest priority now, and Patel constantly works hard to achieve that and more for herself and others.
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