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Shilpen A. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of thoracic cancer, including lung, thymic, and tracheal tumors, gastrointestinal cancers, and chest sarcoma at UW Medical Center and SCCA Proton Therapy.

Patient Care Philosophy:

Patients should be treated as if they were family members. I believe in informing patients with as much detailed information as they desire. Cancer affects not only the individual but also their family. It is important to care for both the patient and the family.

Dr. Patel's Resume


Title

  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Radiation Oncologist, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Radiation Oncologist, SCCA Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center

Clinical Expertise

Cancer care (radiation oncology); treatment of thoracic cancer, including lung, thymic, and tracheal tumors; treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal system

Education And Training

  • Medical Education: University of Texas
  • Residency: Greenebaum Cancer Center,  University of Maryland

More Information

  • Dr. Patel was recognized as a 2013 "Top Doctor" in Seattle Met magazine's annual survey.
  • Dr. Patel is board certified.
  • For more information about Dr. Shilpen A. Patel, visit his UW Medicine profile.

Clinical Trials

Dr. Patel is the SCCA lead investigator for the following clinical trials:

Dr. Patel's Story


Dr. Shilpen Patel is a radiation oncologist who specializes in the treatment of thoracic cancer, including lung, thymic, and tracheal tumors and tumors of the gastrointestinal system.

He attended medical school at the University of Texas and trained at the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland for his residency. Dr. Patel joined the UW faculty in 2006 and is board-certified in radiation oncology. He is the associate program director of the Department of Radiation Oncology and cares for patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medical Center.

Dr. Patel believes his patients should be treated as if they were family members. “I believe in informing patients with as much detailed information as they desire,” he says. “Cancer affects not only the individual but also their family. It is important to care for both the patient and the family.”

Dr. Patel’s research interest is in evaluating the safe use of radiation therapy in the treatment of thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies. 

When he isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Patel enjoys running, skiing, hiking, camping, reading, and spending time with his friends and family.