Dr. Patil completed her undergraduate education in History and Pre-medical studies at Yale University. She played on the varsity tennis team during her time there. She then completed her medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada where she spent two years learning basic sciences abroad and two years of clinical clerkships in New York City. She then went on to a three-year Internal Medicine residency at New York University in Brooklyn, NY where she was awarded a clinical research award for investigator-driven work. Dr. Patil worked in New York City as an academic hospitalist at Mount Sinai Health Systems before pursuing a fellowship in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following her fellowship, she took at position at the Transplant Institute and Liver Specialty Center in McAllen, Texas where she led the Hepatology department and cultivated a research program dedicated to finding treatments for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
As the co-founder and leader of South Texas Research Institute, she is excited to take her dedication to identifying and treating liver disease to the next level for the people of the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. In her spare time, Dr. Patil enjoys spending time with her family and pups, writing, and traveling to new places.