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Arpan Patel, M.D.

Professional Background

Arpan Patel, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patel, who joined the faculty in 2021, also serves as assistant director of the Neurology Clerkship as well as an inpatient neurohospitalist at The University of Kansas Health System.

After earning his medical degree at Government Medical College Rajkot in India, Dr. Patel completed an internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York then completed his neurology residency at North Shore University Hospital andamp; Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Northwell Health (North Shore andamp; LIJ-Northwell Health). There, he served as chief resident, research, and received the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Membership Award, which annually is presented to one resident out of 160 different residency and fellowship programs. Other honors he earned during his residency include being named best neurology resident and receiving the 6th annual Resident Research Award.

Dr. Patel also completed an epilepsy fellowship at North Shore andamp; LIJ-Northwell Health, where he was a recipient of the A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award presented by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) for excellence in teaching medical students and residents.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Patel’s clinical interests include epilepsy, autoimmune encephalitis, functional neurological disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome. For more information, visit his profile at The University of Kansas Health System website.



A rising scholar, Dr. Patel’s research area of focus includes cognitive experiments in patients who had implanted intracranial electrodes for refractory epilepsy and underwent Phase II monitoring for possible surgery. In addition to authoring multiple publications on epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune encephalitis and teleneurology, he serves as reviewer for Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.