Dr. Kavita Patel worked as the director of policy for the White House under President Obama and as senior adviser to Senator Edward Kennedy before joining the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She is currently a fellow and managing director of the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, where she focuses on delivery system reforms, health-care cost, physician payment and health-care workforce productivity.
Patel continues to stay up-to-date on the trends in health care as a practicing physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine and clinical instructor at UCLA. Her research in health-care policy and community approach to mental illness have earned her national recognition.
Fellow and Managing Director in the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, Brookings Institution
Areas of Expertise: Healthcare Reform, Primary Care Medicine, Healthcare Workforce Issues, Medicare, Cost of Health Care, Vulnerable Populations & Disparities in Health Care
Location: Washington, D.C.
Phone: (310) 968-1627
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