Chetan B. Patel, MD Chetan B. Patel, MD

Chetan B. Patel, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Specialist

4.9 out of 5  (174 ratings, 25 reviews)
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a researcher and heart transplant specialist who also serves as medical director for the heart transplant program at Duke. From the time I was a child, I have been fascinated by how the human body works, specifically by how blood travels around the body. I became especially interested in how the heart behaves when it is normal and how it adapts when it is damaged. As a transplant cardiologist, I get to combine these interests with cutting-edge medicine to help people to live longer and feel better, even when hearts fail. I enjoy getting to know patients and their loved ones as they go through their transplant journey at Duke. I am also fortunate to be part of an experienced team that has been together for over a decade taking care of heart transplant patients.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2002
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2006
FELLOWSHIP
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2010
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Duke University Medical Center, 2010
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Adv Heart Failure-Transpl Card
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on identifying treatment strategies for patients who have failing hearts so that they can have the best outcome after heart failure surgery. Many patients with failing hearts require mechanical heart pumps (known as left ventricular assist devices, or VADs) for support until the right heart becomes available for transplantation. My work includes looking at the best method to transition patients from these heart pumps to a transplanted heart.

PUBLICATIONS
View Chetan Patel's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.9 out of 5 (174 ratings, 25 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.