Nihir Patel MD | MedSchoolCoach

Nihir Patel MD

Nihir Patel MD, MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Patel served on the admissions committee at NYU as well as at Thomas Jefferson University. He enjoys tutoring and mentorship, which led him to found a mentorship organization for pre-health students at NYU.

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Dr. Patel graduated from New York University with a BS in Neural Sciences. At NYU, he was a founding member of the Pre-Health Committee, an organization geared towards helping students optimize their application for a career in the health sciences. After taking a year off to pursue his research interests, he began his medical training in Philadelphia, PA at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College. As a medical student, he was a member of the steering committee of the DaCosta Learning Society where he focused on improving mentorship and guidance for junior medical students. He completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Currently, he is completing a fellowship in Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital where he continues to enjoy teaching residents and medical students.

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Undergraduate: New York University
Medical School: MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center
Mount Sinai Hospital


Anesthesiology, Acute Pain Medicine


Dr. Patel spent a month backpacking across Southeast Asia at the end of medical school where he developed a love of cooking. His signature dish is a Spicy Thai Coconut Curry.

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