Arpit Patel, DO

  • First Year Resident

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

No, but I am very interested in opening a private family medicine practice in the future.

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

I had the opportunity to rotate at UPMC Shadyside during my third-year core family medicine rotation. I saw first-hand how well everyone worked together and was very impressed by the faculty and residents. There was a large emphasis on teaching with different aspects to patient care being discussed. UPMC Shadyside was also the only program I saw that had a dedicated radiology rounds where residents learned how to read difficult scans and discuss cases directly with a radiologist. By training here, I knew I’d be able to become a fully rounded family physician.

Pittsburgh is a great city! As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, this city has a large variety of different foods to eat. And as a sports fan, there is a large collection of teams to follow and attend games. Being from Canada, anywhere there is hockey is the place for me.

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

My goal for residency is to become a fully rounded family physician who is comfortable performing procedures. Growing up, I admired my family physician and how extensive his knowledge base was. I aspire to be like that, serving a local community and being able to provide great medical care. This program provides all the training necessary to feel comfortable working independently. Whether it be as a hospitalist or in the outpatient setting, UPMC Shadyside’s training prepares you well.

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?

I enjoy staying active such as hiking, biking, running and working out. I’m a big Toronto Maple Leafs fan and enjoy following my favorite team and watching them play.


Thornhill, Ontario, Canada