Bhakti Patel, MD

Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonology), Critical Care Medicine | More

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Bhakti Patel, MD, is a pulmonologist and an authority on non-invasive therapies that prevent long-term complications in patients on ventilators. Dr. Patel’s research finds that keeping patients alert and breathing on their own provides numerous benefits over ventilators. Her research has been cited in numerous clinical studies and is often incorporated into treatment of patients in respiratory distress.

As a researcher-educator, Dr. Patel has published numerous articles and book chapters, lectured extensively at national scientific meetings. Her work was selected for the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards in 2016, earning the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award.

Areas of Expertise

  • ICU-Acquired Weakness
  • Shock

Medical Education

  • University of Michigan Medical School


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Thoracic Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2010

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Languages Spoken

  • English