• Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Director, RAD-AID Radiation Oncology

University of Washington, Box 356043
Seattle, WA
United States

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Shilpen Patel MD is a Radiation Oncologist who specializes in thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies who works as an Associate Professor in both Radiation Oncology and Global Health at the University of Washington. He received his MD from the University of Texas and trained at the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland for his residency. Dr. Patel joined the UW faculty in 2006 and is board-certified in radiation oncology. He is the associate program director of the Department of Radiation Oncology and cares for patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medical Center. He has also actively worked in global health for a number of years, participating in projects in Peru, Vietnam, China, and Tanzania. He also serves on the board of Radiating Hope. Most recently, he led the Rad Aid delegation to Yinchuan, China to improve the practice of radiation oncology.

  • MD (University of Texas (Galveston))
  • BS (Houston Baptist University)
  • Gujarati
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Cancer
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Radiology
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Page B, Hudson A, Brown D, Shulman A, Abdel-Wahab M, Fisher B, Patel S “Cobalt, Linac, or Other: What is the Best Solution for Radiotherapy in Developing Countries?” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(3), 1 July 2014, Pages 476–480

Baldwin, L Andrilla, H, Porter, M., Rosenblatt, R, Patel, S, Doescher, M.”Treatment of Early Stage Prostate Cancer Among Rural and Urban Patients” Cancer 119(16):3067-75 2013 Aug 15

Baldwin LM, Patel S, Andrilla H, Rosenblatt R, Doescher M “Recommended Radiation Therapy among Rural and Urban Patients with Anal, Breast, Cervical, Lung, and Rectal Cancers” Cancer; 118(20):5100-9. 2012 Oct 15

Kapeles M, Gensheimer M, Mart D, Sottero T, Kusano A, Truong A, Farjah F, Laramore G, Stelzer K, Patel S “Trimodality Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma” American Journal of Clinical Oncology (accepted June 2015)

Patel S, Chandrasekaran S, Man G,Chandrasekaran S, Lucas F, Kim E, Coveler A “Neoadjuvant therapy in borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: A single institution review” Journal of Solid Tumors 4(4) 2014