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Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS – Career Development Awardee

Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS
Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA 


Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MBA, MS, is a Staff Physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of a career development award from VA's Health Services Research and Development Service.

Dr. Patel's research focuses on studying innovative ways to change health behaviors and improve health outcomes by combining digital health approaches that collect data using wireless and wearable devices with engagement strategies that leverage insights from behavioral economics. He has led more than 10 clinical trials that evaluated financial and social incentive designs within hospitals and in partnership with insurers, employers, and community organizations. Dr. Patel's work has been published in leading medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. His work has been featured in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Time, NPR, and CNN.

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