Pooja Patel, MD

Hi! My name is Pooja, I was born and raised in Oregon before moving out to San Antonio, Texas with my family during high school. I went to undergrad at UT Austin (go Longhorns!) and made my way to Houston for medical school. I ventured out to Greenville for an away rotation during my final year of med school because I had some family in Anderson, and found myself loving the city of Greenville and the EM program here. I was beyond ecstatic to find out that I matched to a place that felt like home, and feel blessed to be here to train as an emergency physician. 

Fast Facts:

Hometown: Eugene, Oregon

College: University of Texas at Austin

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

EM Interests: Medical Education, Global Health

When not at work you can find me: Road biking (when I’m not off tearing my ACL), spending time with my family, playing the dhol (Indian drum), traveling

Favorite Place in GVL: Swamp Rabbit Trail, Spill the Beans

Spirit Animal: Hedgehog

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