Neal Patel, MD, MPH

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Health IT
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Patel serves as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has extensive experience in the use of Healthcare Information Technology to improve clinical and quality processes. He has over 18 years of experience in implementing and advancing the use of computer order entry systems and Electronic Health Records. He has worked with industry as well as other healthcare organizations to think strategically and proactively about the use of clinical informatics tools to transform the delivery of clinical care.

Dr. Patel received his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Patel joined the faculty of Vanderbilt in 1997 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He obtained his Master of Public Health from Vanderbilt University in 2000. He is currently Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and has adjacent faculty appointments in Anesthesiology and Biomedical Informatics. He continues to provide patient care as a Pediatric Critical Care Attending. His clinical focus is in the care of children in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Using the combination of his clinical expertise, knowledge of healthcare information technology and focus on workflow and logistics, Dr. Patel has developed key insights into the intersection of clinical space, workflow and team function.