TriStar StoneCrest
September 09, 2020

Smyrna, TN - In this role, Dr. Patel will oversee patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, development and implementation of innovative clinical programs, and physician relations. As a member of the executive leadership team, he will also assist with network development and serve as the liaison between hospital administration and the medical staff.

Dr. Patel has been integral member of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center serving in numerous leadership positions. Dr. Patel has held the titles of Chief of Staff of the Medical Executive Committee, ICU Medical Director, Chairman of the Credentialing Committee, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine. In 2015, Dr. Patel received the Physician Frist Humanitarian Award for his dedication to serving his patients, staff, and fellow physicians.

"Dr. Patel's proven leadership and dedication to compassionate, high-quality patient care will support TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center as we continue expanding our clinical capabilities to meet the growing needs of our community," said Lou Caputo, chief executive officer at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. "His experience in critical care medicine, running a complex physician practice, his years of high-level medical staff leadership, and his institutional knowledge of our hospital and community will be a tremendous complement to our hospital administration team.

Dr. Patel is board certified Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He received his internal medicine training from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. He completed his Pulmonology, Critical Care fellowship, and Sleep Medicine training from the University of

Florida in Gainesville, Florida. In 2006, Dr. Patel opened his private practice, Smyrna Pulmonary and Sleep Associates, and joined the medical staff at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife Mital and their three children.