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Patient Care ● GI Research ● Endoscopic Expertise

Patel, Viral D., MD

Undergraduate Education: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Medical Education: University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF), Cleveland, OH

Fellowship: University of Chicago – NorthShore University Health System, Chicago, IL

Special Interests: Adult gastroenterology and hepatology; Celiac disease; Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy; Inflammatory bowel disease; Liver disease

Board Certifications: Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine

Dr. Patel joined the Charlotte Gastroenterology & Hepatology physician team in January 2019. Prior to his move to Charlotte, Dr. Patel practiced with Ohio Gastroenterology Group in Columbus, Ohio.

He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He has authored numerous journal publications and presented at professional society meetings. Charlotte magazine recognized Dr. Patel as one of the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Top Doctors Award recipients.

Dr. Patel comes from a military family and thus moved around the world as a child. After receiving his undergraduate biomedical engineering degree, he decided to teach high school math and chemistry. During residency, he was able to consult for McKinsey and Company. That experience grew his passion for quality improvement within the field of gastroenterology. With this, he strives for excellent care and the best outcomes for his patients.

Dr Patel’s wife, Dr. Dhwani Mehta, is a practicing dermatologist. They have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, cooking and sports, especially the NFL and Kentucky basketball.