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Vishal Patel, M.D., MBA - ChristianaCare. Wilmington, DE, US

Vishal Patel, M.D., MBA Vishal Patel, M.D., MBA

Associate Medical Director | ChristianaCare


Dr. Patel is focused on providing highly personalized, accessible, and affordable care to all enabled by digital technology.


Vishal Patel MD, MBA uses a data-driven, innovative, consumer-centric approach to improve the delivery of care. He also served as the clinical leader for the system’s largest primary care practice and senior investigator for iREACH. He serves vice chair of the clinician engagement council.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Digital Health

Preventive Health

Population Health

Primary Care

Consumer Engagement


Education (3)

Albany Medical College: M.D., Medicine 2011

Clarkson University Graduate School: MBA, Health/Heath Care Administration/Management 2008

Union College: B.S., Chemistry/Economics 2007






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Media Appearances (3)

After the buzz, AI finding its place in health care

Politico  online


Some health care systems like ChristianaCare, a Delaware nonprofit, quickly moved to enable access to data-sharing via iOS15 for patients. Vishal Patel, a ChristinaCare primary care physician, has had 10 patients who have started sharing vaccination and other data, including step and heart rate information, mostly to serve as a reference in conversations about fitness, sleep and mindfulness goals. Patel says it empowers more informed discussions.

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This is the One Surest Way to Catch Germs, Say Experts

Eat This, Not That!  online


Not getting enough sleep isn't just bad for your health, it can negatively impact others. "If you're not getting enough sleep during the night, that makes you drowsy when you interact with others during the day," points out Vishal Patel, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACP, clinical lead for ChristianaCare's Primary Care & Community Medicine and a senior clinical investigator with Christiana Care's Value Institute. There are other problems as well: Data suggest that inadequate sleep leads to an increased risk of depression, cancer, heart disease, obesity and memory loss. The goal is for adults to get at least 7 to 9 hours each night. "I reiterate to my patients that certain tasks can wait until the next day, and they'll be better able to socialize with others, by avoiding cramming everything for one day and compromising on their sleep."

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PODCAST | HealthWatch: What every man should know about his health

WDEL  radio


For Men's Health Month, we're joined by Dr. Vishal Patel, clinical leader of the primary care practice at the Healthcare Center at Christiana - who has a simple message for guys: see a doctor!

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Selected Papers and Publications (2)

Reflections from Physician Scientists on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association

2020 As the largest health system in Delaware, ChristianaCare has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a collection of reflections from physician scientists at the Value Institute at ChristianaCare, all of whom are involved in clinical care as well as research, quality improvement and process improvement. Each reflection describes a different dimension of the complexities, challenges and rewards of delivering care to patients, families, the community, as well as themselves during these unprecedented times. The thoughts and opinions expressed are their own and do not reflect those of ChristianaCare or the Value Institute.

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Falls on an inpatient rehabilitation unit: risk assessment and prevention

Rehabilitation Nursing

2012 Purpose: To determine the relationship between admission diagnosis and admission score on Functional Independence Measure (FIM) to the likelihood that a patient will fall. To measure the effectiveness of a multifactorial program to reduce falls. Method: The Quality Improvement Team put in place a multifactorial program to reduce the incidence of falls on an inpatient rehabilitation unit. The authors reviewed the records of all patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit between January 2006 and December 2009 to determine if the program resulted in a reduced rate of falls. The authors also reviewed the data to evaluate if admission score on the FIM and the diagnosis or impairment group of the patient are related to the risk of fall. [...]

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External Service & Affiliations (3)

  • Leadership Delaware: Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow
  • American College of Physicians: Fellow

Selected Honors & Awards (1)

Rising Star Award, Delaware Today Top Doc

2019 - 2021

Research Focus (2)

Implementation Science

Digital Equity