Amit R. Patel, MD

Cardiology (Heart Care), Cardiac Imaging | More

Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology Director, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Amit R. Patel, MD, is an internationally renowned cardiologist who specializes in cardiac imaging. Dr. Patel has expertise in using advanced imaging techniques to develop more targeted treatment plans for patients with heart disease.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Patel is also an avid researcher and focuses on creating new non-invasive cardiac imaging tools designed to improve care for heart patients. He is the principal investigator of many ongoing research studies and has published over 100 manuscripts. Dr. Patel’s work has been highlighted in several highly respected, peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Radiology, International Journal of Cardiology, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and more.

As part of Dr. Patel’s ongoing commitment to provide exceptional cardiac imaging around the world, he lectures nationally and internationally about his clinical expertise and research. He also serves on multiple international committees dedicated to enhancing the quality of advanced cardiac imaging and has helped develop the board exam for both cardiac magnetic resonance and cardiac computed tomography.

Dr. Patel is also passionate about educating and training cardiologists to use advanced cardiac imaging, and through his guidance, many of these physicians are now practicing at major academic medical centers.

Medical Education

  • Emory University School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Temple University Hospital; University of Virginia Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2008

Board Certifications

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular CT

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati