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Ekta Patel, M.D.

Ekta Patel, M.D. Class of 2021


Orange County, CA


Boston University

Medical School:

Boston University School of Medicine

Hobbies: I love hanging out with friends, spending time with family, going to the beach, visiting National Parks, dancing, listening to music, and cooking (when I have the time).

Why UC Irvine: Having grown up in the area, I wanted the opportunity to work with and give back to my community. I was looking for a program that had a good balance between academic medicine and a strong connection with the community. I was blown away by the learning opportunities at UCI, which would make me a truly well-rounded Family Physician. I also appreciate the great effort the clinics make to help improve patient access to medical care, regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, etc. I am honored to be a part of such a great program and to be welcomed by such a wonderful Family of providers.

Interesting Fact: I am a lifetime Girl Scout – I completed my Gold Award Project (which is equal to the Boy Scout Eagle Project) and hope to use my mentoring experiences from Scouts as a physician!

Medical Interests: I am interested in women’s health and adolescent medicine. I am especially passionate about patient education to help improve health literacy.

Future Plans: I hope to continue working in the community here, in Orange County. I want to work in a setting where I can have opportunities to help educate patients and their families while also getting to know the people and their culture better on a personal level.