Dr. Manali Patel is an Assistant Professor at Stanford in the Division of Oncology and a Staff Thoracic Oncologist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She is a health services researcher and directs a research program that focuses on improving equitable delivery of value-based cancer care. She uses principles of community-based participatory research in her work and is the principal investigator of multiple externally funded awards such as the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, the Patient Centered outcomes Research Institute, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Patel serves on several national committees focused on improving cancer care delivery and value-based care. She earned her MD and Masters in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by Internal Medicine Residency, Hematology and Oncology Fellowship and several research fellowships in addition to obtaining a Masters in Health Services Research at Stanford.
The routine integration of precision medicine has vastly reduced cancer mortality, but have also widened disparities gaps by race and ethnicity. Multilevel etiologies include lack of equitable delivery of precision cancer care among racial and ethnic minorities and populations with low income. Partnerships with stakeholders at each level can overcome such disparities.
Track Chair: Hakan Sakul, Pfizer