Dr. Anuradha Patel Named to National Leadership Position

NJMS faculty member Anuradha Patel, MD, has been appointed to the Physician Board at the American Health Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving Americans’ physical and mental health. As a member of this board she will share her knowledge and expertise on pediatric anesthesia, neuromuscular disorders, and preoperative anxiety.

Dr. Patel is an associate professor of anesthesia and clinical director and section chief of pediatric anesthesia at NJMS. She became involved in the specialty of pediatric anesthesia because of her great interest in how children cope with illness and hospitalization. Her responsibilities at NJMS include training residents, teaching, mentoring, and creating the curriculum for the pediatric anesthesia residents.

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Patel serves as a role model for young physicians, including her own two children, who are both physicians. A nationally recognized expert on neuromuscular disorders, she has served on a CDC expert panel on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She is a recipient of an Arthur Kahn Memorial Award and a Golden Apple Teaching Award at NJMS. Dr. Patel hopes to continue teaching and inspiring the next generation of pediatric anesthesiologists.