Dipu Patel is the vice chair for Innovation in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She has clinical experience in emergency medicine, urgent care, and hematology/oncology, and has served on several boards including the Physician Assistant Education Association, the Governor’s Advisory Council-Task Force on Foreign-Born Healthcare Professionals in Massachusetts, and the Foreign-Trained Medical Professional Commission. She has developed and taught a wide array of courses that speak to clinical diagnosis and reasoning, evidence-based medicine, health policy, physical exam and history taking, classroom technology, and professional development. She continues to serve as chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Physician Assistants. Prior to joining the Department of PA Studies, she served as director of Clinical Pathways at a health care technology startup, where she led a team of global clinicians to assure that each clinical pathway is provider-driven and patient-centered. Incorporating clinical skills and knowledge with new technology that enhances patient education and advocacy is what drives her work.
Her scholarly interests include health care innovation, technology, and workforce development. Her work has been presented at the state and national levels and she is committed to developing future leaders while collaborating with interdisciplinary colleagues.