Akruti Patel, DO

  • Third Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?

 I am in the HIV Track and have the opportunity to train at the PACT Clinic. I am very interested in the incorporation of chronic HIV, Hepatitis C, and transgender care into family medicine, and offer my patients truly comprehensive health care as their PCP.

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program?  Why Pittsburgh?

The main draw for me at UPMC was the diverse range of patients that would allow me to broaden my skills and work with any patient that walks in through the clinic doors. The HIV track is also a unique opportunity that drew me to UPMC. I chose Pittsburgh because of its vibrant community and an endless number of restaurants to visit!

What are your goals while here in the residency program?  How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

My goal during residency is to first and foremost gain the necessary skills to become a full-spectrum family physician. Within that goal, transgender medicine, HIV care, and women’s health are areas that I would like to expand my practice in.

Since you began residency training, what are your clinical interests?

Since starting training, many of my core interests listed above have remained the same while others have evolved. In addition to outpatient care, I have also become more interested in inpatient medicine and will likely work as a hospitalist after graduation as well.   

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency? 

When I am not in the clinic, I am either perfecting my French macaron recipe, traveling or reading a good book! I also grew up in a house 5 minutes from Lake Huron, so I love swimming, canoeing, and kayaking during the summer days.


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