Tejal Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Oncology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Patel earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2003. She completed residency and fellowship training at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. She held a faculty appointment at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine before joining the Methodist Cancer Center in 2012 as director of the high risk clinic. As a member of the HMRI Cancer Research Program, she directs research focusing on breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. Dr. Patel has published several articles in peer reviewed journals.

Description of Research

Dr. Patel’s research program focuses on identifying and treating patients at high risk of breast cancer. Current research efforts aim to address the limitations of treatments currently available for prevention. Dr. Patel and her research team are developing clinical trials for compounds with less toxicity that can provide better compliance. She is also collaborating with her scientific partners to explore new ways of delivering currently approved treatments for breast cancer.

Areas Of Expertise

Breast cancer Breast cancer prevention