Kepal N. Patel, MD is the Chief of the Division of Endocrine Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery, Otolaryngology and Biochemistry at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is the Director of the Thyroid Interdisciplinary Program and has particular expertise in the multidisciplinary treatment of Thyroid and Parathyroid disease along with other head and neck tumors. He also leads the translational research program for the Division of Endocrine Surgery. Dr. Patel has been studying the molecular pathogenesis of thyroid carcinoma by focusing on the changes in intracellular pathways that lead to the progression of thyroid cancer. His research interests also include studying the relationship of autoimmune thyroiditis to thyroid cancer at the genomic level.
He earned his M.D. from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his Oncologic Head and Neck Surgery training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Patel’s work has been recognized by numerous awards from prestigious societies such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Head and Neck Society, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and the American Thyroid Association. He currently serves in multiple leadership roles both locally and nationally and is a reviewer and on the editorial board of several journals.