Jignesh Patel, MD, PhD

Co-Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program

Jignesh Patel, MD, PhD is the Co-Medical Director of the Heart Transplant Program at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He also is an Associate Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Board certified in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Patel has had a longstanding interest in all aspects of cardiovascular disease with special expertise in the management of patients with advanced heart failure and following cardiac transplantation.

Dr. Patel has been the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than 25 research projects in areas related to heart failure and cardiac transplantation. This includes clinical trials of novel immunosuppressive agents, non-invasive technologies for the detection of rejection and multi-center trials of device therapy in congestive heart failure. His research into these and other areas has resulted in more than 40 articles in peer reviewed publications, several books chapters and more than 150 abstracts. He also has lectured extensively on hypertension, atherosclerosis and transplant coronary artery disease.

Dr. Patel is a member of several societies including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American College of Cardiology, and the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.

After earning his bachelor's with honors at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at Cambridge University. He earned his doctorate in vascular biology and physiology at UCLA. After becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in the United Kingdom, Dr Patel pursued internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He subsequently completed training in cardiovascular diseases in conjunction with his doctorate in the Subspecialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program at UCLA, where he also served as a clinical instructor and chief cardiology fellow.