She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and minored in Neuroscience at Loyola University. Then she went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel completed her General Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Patel is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery. She served on various educational committees, continues to be a researcher and presenter in her specialties.