Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, MS

Cancer.Net Associate Editor: Health Equity 
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Dr. Manali Patel is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Division of Oncology and a Staff Thoracic Oncologist at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. She is a health services researcher and directs a research program that focuses on improving equitable delivery of value-based cancer care. She uses principles of community-based participatory research in her work and is the principal investigator of multiple externally funded awards, such as the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, the Patient Centered outcomes Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Patel serves on several national committees focused on improving cancer care delivery and value-based care. She is the past chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Health Equity Committee and the current chair of the ASCO Serving the Underserved Taskforce. She earned her medical degree and Masters in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by Internal Medicine Residency, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship and several research fellowships, in addition to obtaining a Masters in Health Services Research at Stanford.

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Last updated: September 2022