Nihal S. Patel, MD, MHA

Critical Care Medicine

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About Dr. Patel

Philosophy of care

My philosophy includes personalized care to provide you the best treatment, as well as the most economical and convenient care to help improve your life. I am honest with prognosis and treatment outcomes and believe that informed patients and families can determine which medical interventions they want to pursue. I believe in local medicine and that a healthy community is a thriving community.

Why I entered medicine

I trained as a biomedical engineer, but really wanted to help people directly. I have an interest in health care economics and public health, and those principles helped me realize I needed to be on the frontlines, talking to patients and helping my community.

Community involvement

I have volunteered at local free clinics.

Personal interests

I split my spare time among raising my family, health care economics, football and basketball.


University of Southern California, Biomedical Engineering, 2008

Medical Training
The Ohio State University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2013

The Ohio State University, Master in Health Administration, 2013


Internship 2014
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Residency 2016
Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship 2021
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center , Columbus, OH


American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

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