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Amit Patel

Amit Patel MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Amit Patel is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was raised in Dalton, Georgia, before earning undergraduate degrees in history and biology at Duke University. He then completed medical school, residency in Internal Medicine, and fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Washington University School of Medicine, before returning to Duke University in 2016 to join the faculty.

His academic and clinical pursuits focus on the Esophagus, especially esophageal diagnostic modalities and metrics. He has published widely on the Esophagus, including first-author publications in AJG, CGH, NGM, JNM, APT, and JAMA. He served as content expert and co-author for the 2020 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Clinical Guidelines on Esophageal Physiologic Testing. Dr. Patel also actively contributes to Gastroenterology societies and initiatives -- he has served on the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Clinical Guidelines Committee, the ACG Education Universe Editorial Board, the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) Curriculum Task Force, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Annual Scientific Program Committee, the ACG Practice Parameters Committee, the AGA Government Affairs Committee, as an ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholar, and as faculty for AGA, ANMS, and ASGE Postgraduate and Fellows Courses.