|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)