New faculty Q&A with Monica Patel, MD

Monica Patel, MDMonica Patel, MD

Assistant Professor
Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My primary professional focus is clinical care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. In terms of research, I am interested in disparities in clinical trial offers, eligibility, and enrollment.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I was drawn to UW because of the people, especially my amazing GI oncology group!

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am excited to meet and collaborate with people and expand my clinical practice.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Yoga, running, and spending time with my family and friends (at least pre-COVID)

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
Mahatma Gandhi – “Love is the strongest force the world possesses.”