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Bhakti Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Bhakti Patel, MD, is a pulmonologist and an authority on non-invasive therapies that prevent long-term complications in patients on ventilators. Dr. Patel’s research finds that keeping patients alert and breathing on their own provides numerous benefits over ventilators. Her research has been cited in numerous clinical studies and is often incorporated into treatment of patients in respiratory distress.

As a researcher-educator, Dr. Patel has published numerous articles and book chapters, lectured extensively at national scientific meetings. Her work was selected for the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards in 2016, earning the Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award.

Practice Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonary Disease

Medical School

University of Michigan

Residency and Fellowship

University of Chicago Medicine


American Thoracic Society

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-0902

Office Fax

(773) 702-4736

Office Postal Address

Bhakti Patel, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6026
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • ICU-acquired weakness
  • Early mobilization
  • Shock

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Patel's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.