Rohit Patel, MD

Rohit Patel, MDAssistant Professor Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology Critical Care
Associate Director Critical Care Fellowship Program


Rohit Patel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of Florida, Department of Emergency Medicine.  He joined faculty in 2012 after completing a multi-disciplinary critical care fellowship at the University of Florida with the departments of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, and Surgery.  Following medical school graduation from University of Alabama-Birmigham, Dr. Patel completed residency at Lincoln Medical Center (aff. of Cornell University) in Bronx, NY, where he served his final year as chief resident.

Currently, Dr. Patel works as clinical faculty for the Emergency Department and Surgical ICU and functions as the Director of Critical Care Ultrasonography for the Surgical ICU.  He developed the current curriculum for critical care fellows and hopes to continue his academic focus towards teaching ICU fellows critical care ultrasound.  His specific research interests include lung critical care ultrasound.  He also serves on the Ethics and Emergency Response (Code Blue) committee for Shands Hospital.

Dr. Patel grew up in Alabama and received a BS in Biology and Physics from Troy University in Troy, AL, and continues to visit often since most of his family continue to live in south Alabama.  His interests include playing tennis, watching football (NFL), golf, and watching tv/movies.  Favorite books include Atlas Shrugged; The Catcher in the Rye; Guns, Germs & Steel, Blink, etc.

Favorite Quotes:
“The most important decision you are going to make is the next one.”
“It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice.”