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Arpan A. Patel, M.D.

Arpan A. Patel, M.D.


5 out of 5 stars
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About Me

The diagnosis of cancer affects not only a patient, but their family and friends as well. I chose the field of oncology to help those through this very difficult situation with compassion, respect, and dignity. As health care is becoming more complex, it is important not to lose focus on patient dis...
The diagnosis of cancer affects not only a patient, but their family and friends as well. I chose the field of oncology to help those through this very difficult situation with compassion, respect, and dignity. As health care is becoming more complex, it is important not to lose focus on patient distress, financial toxicities, and quality of life. Working with a multidisciplinary team we will provide the best quality of care and patient-centered approach for you and your loved ones. My primary clinical focus is lung cancer (including small cell, non-small cell lung cancer, and mesothelioma), & head and neck cancer. We are always addressing unmet clinical needs with clinical research trials in order to provide cutting edge medical treatments and push the field of oncology in order to better serve our patients. My research interests include thoracic oncology, quality improvement, patient distress, and education.

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD)

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Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Hematology & Oncology, University of Florida College of Medicine. 2016 - 2019

Residency, Internal Medicine, SUNY Upstate University Hospital. 2013 - 2016

Internship, Internal Medicine, SUNY Upstate University Hospital. 2012 - 2013


MD | Medical University of Lublin (Poland). 2012


Chief Fellow Award. 2019

Craig S Kitchens Award for Peer Mentorship, Education, and Leadership. 2019

Induction into the University of Florida Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). 2018

Housestaff Distinguished Hero of Quality Award. 2018

David B Duggan MD Award. 2015

Alpha Omega Gamma Chapter Excellence in Teaching Award. 2015

Intern Teaching Award. 2012

Induction into Arnold Gold Humanism Honor Society of SUNY Upstate Medical University. 2012


My research interests include Thoracic-Oncology, Quality Improvement, Financial Toxicity, Patient Distress, and Education.

Clinical Trials

Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Radiation With High-Dose Cisplatin (100 mg/m2) Every Three Weeks Versus Radiation With Low-Dose Weekly Cisplatin (40 mg/m2) for Patients With Locoregionally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)

Lead Researcher: Arpan A Patel

This phase II/III trial compares the effect of the combination of high-dose cisplatin every three weeks and radiation therapy versus low-dose cisplatin weekly and radiation therapy for the treatment of patients with locoregionally advanced head and n...


Journal Articles

Improving Documentation of Distress in Veteran Patients for Hematology/Oncology Clinics.

Gopalan PK, Patel A, Bodner S

Journal of oncology practice. 2019 May 15 (5):e475-e479. Epub 04/09/2019.

A pilot study to standardize and peer-review shift handoffs in an academic internal medicine residency program: The DOCFISH method.

Dhamoon AS, Kosters M, Panebianco L, Patel A, Gudlavalleti A, Krowl L

Medicine.. 2018 October 97 (41):e12798. Epub 1900 01 01.

An Interactive Multimodality Curriculum Teaching Medicine Residents About Oncologic Documentation and Billing.

Markham MJ, Nwosu-Lheme A, Lutfi F, Ali A, Patel A

MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources.. 2018 August 3014 :10746. Epub 08/30/2018.

A rare presentation of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a patient with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A case report and review of the literature (PDF)

Adaeze Nwosu-Iheme; Sassine Ghanem; Arpan Patel; Yi Zhuang; Robert Seifert; Hemant Murthy.

Hematology and Leukemia. 2018; 6(2): 1-5.

Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) presenting as fever of unknown origin and acute liver failure.

Shah K, Shahid M, Becker D, Patel A, Lutfi F

IDCases.. 2018 14 :e00413. Epub 06/28/2018.

Idiopathic Pulmonary Vein Thrombosis – A presentation of two case reports and review of the current literature (PDF)

Patel, A; Ghanem, S; Nwosu-Iheme, A;Fletcher, B.

International Journal of Hematology and Blood Disorders. 2017; 2(3): 1-6.

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria in Pregnancy: A Dilemma in Treatment and Thromboprophylaxis.

Wingard J, Richards A, Wheeler S, Egerman R, Murphy M, Unnikrishnan A, Patel A

Case reports in hematology.. 2017 2017 :7289126. Epub 09/24/2017.

Spur cell anemia in end-stage liver disease: a zebra!

John S, Patel A, Shah R

The American journal of emergency medicine.. 2014 August 32 (8):944.e3-4. Epub 01/25/2014.

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.9 stars

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5.0 stars

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Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr Patel is an awesome care provider he is there when I need him

Feb 15, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Patel is awesome!

Jan 13, 2024

5.0 stars

Absolutely wonderful team!

Dec 13, 2023

4.6 stars


Jun 02, 2023

3.0 stars

Dr. Patel was personal as well professional in person as well as on the phone.

May 10, 2023

5.0 stars

Would definitely recommend Dr Patel

Apr 30, 2023

5.0 stars

He's been great and he's been there by my side to hold way I'm very grateful for him and the staff

Apr 21, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr Patel makes me feel like I am the only patient he has. I feel well cared for. I am extremely happy with the care I have been given and continue to receive.

Jan 23, 2023

5.0 stars

Dr. Patel is wonderful. Very caring, and very honest with my illness.

Dec 30, 2022

5.0 stars

Dr. Patel is the best!

Dec 17, 2022



Dec 12, 2022

I always feel that I get the best possible care from Dr. Patel and his team. Absolutely stellar.

Nov 28, 2022


Dr. Patel and his team are awesome.

Nov 18, 2022

Dr. Patel is like a friend

Nov 11, 2022

Dr. Patel is like a friend. Your not just a number

Sep 26, 2022


Doctor Patel is one of the most compassionate doctors I have ever had. He is always does the best for his patients and makes sure they understand everything that has to do with their condition and treatment.

Sep 19, 2022


Always very professional and caring

Aug 26, 2022


Very good doctor.

Aug 23, 2022


Dr. Patel is as knowledgeable as anyone can get. Very compassionate.

Aug 12, 2022

Dr Patel is a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable physician. I trust him and his recommendations.

Jun 21, 2022


Dr. Patel is kind, approachable, & always supportive. He listens, shares his knowledge, & recommends appropriate options.

May 25, 2022


Dr. Patel made my future treatments less arcane and my expectations more realistic.

May 11, 2022

Dr. Patel is one of the most professional, caring doctors I have ever had. He always has my best interests at heart and wants his patients to have the best care possible. He always takes the time to listen to your concerns and to explain everything about your care thoroughly, no matter how long it may take.

Feb 23, 2022


Always given very useful medical information.

Feb 18, 2022


I am always asked what route I want to take after receiving the options.

Feb 03, 2022