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Vishal N. Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Clinical Informaticist
  2. Radiologist


Specialty Groups


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Vishal Patel, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified radiologist and clinical informaticist with subspecialty certification in neuroradiology.

Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also earned a doctorate in biomedical engineering for his research advancing neural connectivity mapping with diffusion-weighted MRI. He also completed his diagnostic radiology training at UCLA, during which he served as Chief Resident. He subsequently joined the University of Southern California, first for neuroradiology fellowship, and then as a tenure-track faculty member and Medical Director of the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, before being recruited to Mayo Clinic in Florida.

Dr. Patel is active in the education of Mayo Clinic's radiology residents and neuroradiology fellows. He also continues to carry out radiology research in his areas of interest, which include ultra-high field (7 Tesla) MRI, machine learning, medical imaging informatics, and high angular resolution diffusion imaging.

  1. 2013
    MDDavid Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
  2. 2011
    PhD - Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of California Los Angeles
  3. 2005
    ScB - Biomedical EngineeringBrown University


  1. 2023
    Clinical InformaticsAmerican Board of Preventive Medicine
  2. 2021
    NeuroradiologyAmerican Board of Radiology
  3. 2019
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Rising StarSouthern California Super Doctors
  2. 2022
    Top DoctorLos Angeles Magazine
  3. 2021
    Rising StarSouthern California Super Doctors
  4. 2021
    Top DoctorLos Angeles Magazine
  5. 2018
    Outstanding Chief ResidentDiagnostic Radiology Residency Program, University of California Los Angeles
  6. 2018
    Outstanding Senior ResidentDiagnostic Radiology Residency Program, University of California Los Angeles
  7. 2017
    American Board of Radiology Inservice High Score AwardDiagnostic Radiology Residency Program, University of California Los Angeles

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - present
    MemberEnterprise Radiology Research Committee, Department of Radiology
  2. 2024 - present
    ChairRadiology Research Committee
  3. 2023 - present
    MemberEnterprise Radiology Architecture and Standards Subcommittee (ERAAS), Mayo Clinic Committees
  4. 2022 - 2023
    Physician ProponentEnterprise Radiology IT Committee