Alok Patel, MD
Board of Directors & Founding Member
Dr. Alok Patel is a pediatric hospitalist, television producer, media contributor, digital health enthusiast, and a self-proclaimed public health hypeman. He splits his time between New York City and San Francisco as he is on faculty at both Columbia University/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the University of California San Francisco, Benioff Children’s Hospital. Aside from is clinical practice, Dr. Patel is a medical producer at CNN, hosts a video blog at Medscape, titled the “Hospitalist Retort”, and has contributed to digital videos and articles for several major news networks. He is on the founding team of a digital health start-up, Medumo, which is a patient navigation platform for treatments and procedures and a media-based initiative aimed at fighting sex-trafficking, the America Unchained Project. Dr. Patel is currently working on a few show pilots aimed at combining medical journalism with comedy. In his spare time, he enjoys martial arts, traveling with his wife, who is a phenom, and all things reminiscent of the 1990s.