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About Sandip P. Patel, MD

Sandip Patel, MD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in cancer immunotherapy and early phase clinical trials involving immunotherapy across all types of cancer. He is focused on developing personalized therapies that stimulate a patient's immune system to attack their specific tumor. He is part of UC San Diego Health's Precision Immunotherapy Clinic, which offers the most promising investigational immunotherapy treatments for many types of cancer.

As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Patel instructs medical students, residents and fellows. His research focuses on developing biomarkers for personalized immunotherapy to better determine which combination of therapies works best for each individual.

Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Medical Center, and a residency in internal medicine at UC Los Angeles School of Medicine, UCLA Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, while performing research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information see Precision Immunotherapy Clinic and Moores Cancer Center.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Residency

  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

  • Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Experimental Therapeutics / Phase I Clinical Trials
  • Thymoma/Thymic Carcinoma
  • Rare Tumors
  • Solid Tumors
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

News

  • Cancer immunotherapy part 2: On the cusp of something great

    In episode 8, we heard from rock star Rikki Rockett about his experience with cancer and immunotherapy. Here, we go deeper on this leading-edge approach, which fights cancer by boosting a patient’s own immune system. Sandip Patel, MD, the Moores Cancer Center oncologist who runs Rikki’s clinical trial, shares why he’s excited about immunotherapy and the challenges to providing these therapies to more patients.