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Kavita Krishnakant Patel, M.D.

Specializes In: Adults (18+ years)

Female

Appointment Phone

202-243-4480

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - Sibley Memorial Hospital

Appointment Phone: 202-243-4480

5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-243-4480

Expertise

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Biography

Dr.Patel is an internist with a focus on primary care and prevention.  She believes in shared decision-making and transparency around supporting evidence-based medicine in practice.  She sees patients at the Sibley Medical Office Building in Washington, DC.

Dr. Patel served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. As a senior aide to Valerie Jarrett, President Obamas senior advisor, Dr. Patel played a critical role in policy development and evaluation of policy initiatives connected to health reform, financial regulatory reform, and economic recovery issues.

Dr. Patel also has a deep understanding of Capitol Hill from her time spent on the late Senator Edward Kennedys staff. As deputy staff director on health, she served as a policy analyst and trusted aide to the Senator and was part of the senior staff of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee under Sen. Kennedys leadership. She also has an extensive research and clinical background, having worked as a researcher at the RAND Corporation and as a practicing physician in both California and Oregon. She is also a previous Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

Currently, Dr. Patel is also the managing director for clinical transformation and delivery at the Brookings Institution Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio / MD (1999)

    Residencies

    • Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital / Internal Medicine (2002)
    • Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital / Internal Medicine (2003)
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    Professional Activities

    • Deputy Staff Director, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee
    • Director, New America Foundation
      Health Policy Program
    • Director of Policy, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
    • Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery, Brookings Institution
      Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
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