|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 587-7946||University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Amit Patel, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah. His clinical interests include heart surgery for coronary disease, valve repair and replacement, heart failure, aortic surgery and stent grafts. Dr. Patel utilizes minimally invasive surgical approach when possible and this is determined on an individual patient basis. Thoracic interests include lung and esophageal surgery. His interests in thoracic oncology include minimally invasive (VATS) lung resections and hyperthermic chemotherapy for mesothelioma.
Dr. Patel’s research includes studies in autologous stem cell therapy- researching the effects of stem cell transplantation in treating cardiomyopathy, limb ischemia(inadequate blood flow to the leg), and skin graft regeneration following burn injuries. Currently he is participating in a number of trials using autologous adult stem cells to treat cardiomyopathy and limb ischemia. In addition to cardiac research his thoracic research includes cancer stem cell identification and destruction, as well as novel agents to selectively attack lung cancer, thoracic sarcoma, and metastatic diseases.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Surgery - Associate Professor
|Academic Divisions||Cardiothoracic Surgery
|Board Certification||American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surg)
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient July 17, 2014
I have only good thoughts about this experience.UofU Patient June 17, 2014
I am in the research portion and did not expect any definite answers to the medication, the orders the doc gives and his personality give me much confidenceUofU Patient March 18, 2014
The Doctor made me feel very comfortable and at ease.UofU Patient March 13, 2014
The care was excellent once I received it. It was getting there that was the issue--if there was one.UofU Patient December 12, 2013
love Dr. Patel, he is awesome in what he does, cutting edge stuff, very very impressed, am told he has fast hands!UofU Patient August 10, 2013
Before we drove 1500 miles we researched Dr Patel and his medical career and achievments and we were really impressed with the results .He was very patient , honest and open , helpful and up beatUofU Patient July 01, 2013
No hurry in answering questions, much concern about alleviating my anxieties over needles, scheduling lodging for my trip from out of state, etc.UofU Patient May 22, 2013
Friendly, cheerfulUofU Patient December 26, 2012
an excellent experienceUofU Patient December 13, 2012
GOODUofU Patient August 03, 2012
Dr. Patel was very concerned with covering up the failure of the operation.UofU Patient March 13, 2012
I don't think there's anybody better then Dr. PatelUofU Patient February 08, 2012
Dr. Patel - EXCELLENT!