Faculty Profile

Amit Patel
Section of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance;Interim Director, Cardiac Computed Tomography

Academic Interests

Dr. Amit Patel is a cardiologist who uses advanced imaging techniques such as cardiac magnetic resonance (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) to provide individualized therapies for patients with heart disease. He is the director of the Cardiac MRI and CT Program at the University of Chicago, a joint program between the Section of Cardiology and Department of Radiology. He has published over 100 articles and helped write several guideline documents. He has helped trained numerous advanced cardiac imaging fellows, many of whom are now successful faculty at major academic centers. Clinically he is a multi-modality cardiac imager with expertise not only in cardiac MRI and CT but also echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He has a specific clinical interest in the care of adults with congenital heart disease and those with infiltrative heart disorders, such as cardiac sarcoidosis and amyloidosis. Dr. Patel’s research is focused on leveraging the strengths of various cardiac imaging tests to provide precision care of patients with heart disease. He is particularly interested in the following: improving the non-invasive assessment for detecting coronary artery disease; improving quantification of myocardial structure and function to better identify patients at risk for heart failure and arrhythmias, and the detection of early abnormalities in heart function in patients with systemic disorders

Clinical Interests

Dr. Patel has specific expertise in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT. His other clinical interests include cardiac stress testing, evaluation of chest pain, diabetic heart disease, infiltrative cardiomyopathy, and general cardiology.


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  • BA, 1996, Hendrix College, Biology
  • MD, 2000, Emory University,
  • Residency, 2003, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2006, Temple University, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Fellowship, 2006, Temple University, Chief Fellow
  • Fellowship, 2008, University of Virginia, Cardiac Imaging