faculty spotlight Dr. Bhavik Patel

With less than three weeks left until we kick off ISCT16, it’s all finally starting to feel real! We couldn’t be more excited about everything that’s in store for this year’s symposium, from the exciting new topics to the jaw-dropping speaker lineup and the incredible networking opportunities. As the symposium gets closer, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce another one of this year’s top speakers: Dr. Bhavik Patel.

Dr. Patel is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Division of Abdominal Imaging at Duke University, and he was recently selected by The North Carolina Radiological Society to receive the Radiology Leadership Institute Summit Scholarship. He has an extensive educational background and a fondness for abdominal imaging that makes him a huge asset to our community. Let’s take a little more time to get to know him!

Dr. Patel’s Rich Background:

Dr. Patel received his undergraduate training and the University of Alabama back in 2007. He then went on to Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he had a general surgery internship before heading back to UAB to complete his residency in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Patel served as Chief Resident at UAB, and went on to complete a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at Stanford University before joining Duke’s Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Radiology.

Despite his impressive educational and professional background, Dr. Patel recently decided to further his education even more, graduating from UCLA’S Anderson School of Management in 2015 with a Masters of Business Administration.

Dr. Patel’s Focus in Radiology:

Dr. Patel’s focus is in abdominal imaging, and his current research interests lie specifically with imaging of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and the applications of dual energy CT in abdominal imaging. His passions don’t stop there, though! Dr. Patel also has a strong interest in the economics of healthcare, emphasizing the importance of value based care and staying on top of new valuation models, as well as organizational change.

He’s constantly working on projects related to these areas of interest and has become a huge player in the field, presenting at major national meetings including RSNA, SAR, and SCBT-MR. He’s been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and is currently serving on many administrative committees within his department and at the health system level.

Dr. Patel’s experience and interests are varied, which is part of what makes him such a dynamic and interesting speaker. If you want a chance to catch him in action, here’s a list of the presentations and workshops he’ll be a part of this year:

Imaging Predictors of Poor Prognosis in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Beyond Traditional Staging Criteria

Session: Pancreas, Liver, GI | Tuesday June 21st, 2016

10:10 am

MDCT of Pancreatic Necrosis: How to Detect it and What Terminology to Use

Session: Pancreas, Liver, GI | Tuesday June 21st, 2016

10:30 am

Practical Algorithmic Approach to LI-RADS Classification of Focal Hepatic Lesions by CT in the Cirrhotic Patient

Session: Pancreas, Liver, GI | Tuesday June 21st, 2016

10:50 am

Value-Based Imaging: Split-Bolus Single Acquisition MDCT Angiography of the Abdomen and Pelvis

Session: Acquisition and Protocol | Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

1:35 pm

****Protocol Panel****

Session: Acquisition and Protocol | Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

2:05 p

Want to pick Dr. Patel’s brain about this year’s session topics or learn more about the finer details of abdominal imaging? You can find him on Twitter at @bpatel_mba!