Dr. Jyoti D. Patel is Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center.
She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English Literature and received her medical degree from Indiana University. She completed a residency program at Northwestern University, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Patel then went on to complete her medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 2003 she returned to Northwestern where she served as the Thoracic Oncology Program Leader of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. In 2016, she moved to the University of Chicago where she oversees lung cancer clinical and translational research.
Dr. Patel has focused her career on developing therapies for lung cancer. She is currently the Medical Director of the University of Chicago Clinical Cancer Trials Office and also serves as the Co-Director of the annual ASCO/ACCR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop. She has authored numerous publications and has served as the principal investigator of multiple clinical trials. She has had leadership roles on national thoracic cancer committees including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Hoosier Oncology Group, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.