Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Rupesh was always very interested in science and technology. The idea of pursuing medical school was a logical next step for him after finishing his undergraduate degree. He attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson thereafter. Rupesh completed a 5-year diagnostic radiology residency in Memphis, Tennessee where he spent time at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital which is where he fell in love with pediatric radiology. The interdisciplinary care provided at LeBonheur really drew him to pediatrics. This led him to pursue additional training in a pediatric radiology fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Patel joined our team at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in 2021.