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Amit Patel MD

Amit Patel MD

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

Dr. Amit Patel is a Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, earning undergraduate degrees in history and biology. He then completed medical school, Internal Medicine residency, and Gastroenterology fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine, before being recruited to return to Duke University in 2016 to join the Division of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Patel’s academic and clinical pursuits focus on the Esophagus, particularly esophageal diagnostic modalities. He has published widely on the Esophagus, including first-author or senior-author publications in AJG, CGH, NGM, JNM, DOTE, DDS, JCG, APT, and JAMA, as well as chapters across multiple textbooks. Dr. Patel actively and meaningfully contributes to the Gastroenterology community through education, guideline development, and advocacy. He co-authored the ACG (American College of Gastroenterology) Clinical Guidelines on Esophageal Physiologic Testing and the AGA (American Gastroenterological Association) Clinical Guidelines on the Gastrointestinal Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia. He has served on the AGA Clinical Guidelines Committee, the ACG Education Universe Editorial Board, the ANMS Curriculum Task Force, the ASGE Annual Scientific Program Committee, the ACG Research Committee, the AGA Government Affairs Committee, and the ACG Practice Parameters Committee, and as faculty and speaker for ACG, AFS, AGA, ANMS, and ASGE Conferences and Courses. Dr. Patel has been selected as an ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholar and as an AGA Future Leader. He has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the EGD Section of the AGA, and serves on the Editorial Board of the flagship journal Gastroenterology.He is a dedicated educator and mentor, and was awarded the Duke University Division of Gastroenterology Paul Killenberg Faculty Teaching Award in 2021.


Dr. Patel reports serving on the Editorial Board of Gastroenterology.