Bhakti Patel, MD

Pulmonary Medicine (Pulmonology), Critical Care Medicine | More

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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.

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 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 Since2010

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Languages Spoken

  • English