Krishna Patel
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Krishna Patel, MD

Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Disease), Cardiology (Heart)

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About Me

Dr. Krishna Patel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Cardiac PET service at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital. She also serves as core faculty within the Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute.

Dr. Patel completed her medical school at N.H.L Municipal Medical College in Gujarat, India before moving to the US for further training. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic, a combined T32-cardiovascular outcomes research and clinical cardiology fellowship at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri-Kansas City and advanced cardiovascular imaging training at Mid America Heart Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital before joining Mount Sinai as faculty.

Dr. Patel has expertise in advanced multimodality CV imaging and outcomes research. Her clinical interests include women’s heart health, geriatric cardiology, angina with non-obstructive coronaries or microvascular angina and cardiovascular prevention. Dr. Patel is a member of the board of directors of the Cardiovascular Council of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the professional home for nuclear medicine doctors worldwide. She was selected and has graduated from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Leadership Development Program.

Dr. Patel’s research examines how to appropriately use imaging results to inform clinical decision-making and improve patient outcomes, with a special focus on women and older adults and on patient-centered outcomes such as symptoms, function, and quality of life. Her work is foundational in understanding how stress PET imaging results can be used to optimally select candidates for revascularization and patient-centered reporting of imaging studies. Dr. Patel’s research also uniquely focuses on understanding the relationship between ischemia, anatomic extent of disease and patient symptoms, function and quality of life, and how this affects patient management. Dr. Patel has presented her research at many national young investigator award competitions including AHA, AHA QCOR and ASNC meetings. She is the recipient of the prestigious R03 GEMSSTAR award from National Institute of Aging and receives NIH and industry support for many investigator-initiated grants. Her research has been cited in guidelines, societal documents on coverage policy, and published in leading medicine, cardiology, and cardiac imaging journals, receiving over 1200 citations.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai West