Aalok Patel, MD

Dr. Aalok Patel is an Interventional Cardiologist who specializes in Complex Coronary, Endovascular, and Structural Heart Disease Interventions. He is a native of South Carolina who has trained at premier institutions across the country including Emory University, Mayo Clinic-Minnesota, and most recently at the Scripps Clinic where he completed a combined advanced 2 year fellowship encompassing Complex Coronary, Endovascular, andStructural Heart Disease Interventions. During his fellowship, he was a sub investigator on many Structural Heart disease trials. He has written multiple book chapters and has presented many times at national cardiology conferences.

As a Structural heart specialist he performs complex procedures including TAVR, Mitraclip, ASD closures, PFO closures, Perivalvular leak closures, and Alcohol Septal Ablation in patients with HOCM. He also has a keen interest in Left Atrial Appendage Closure including Watchman device in patients who are unable to tolerate blood thinners. Furthemore, he performs many complex coronary interventions include Chronic Total Occlusions.

In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, playing tennis, and watching both college and professional football.


Education and Training

University of Missouri at Kansas City: August 1, 2004- May 31, 2010

Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Combined B.L.A/M.D. Program)

Kansas City, Missouri

University of Missouri at Kansas City: August 1, 2004-May 31, 2010

Doctor of Medicine (Combined B.L.A/M.D. Program)

Kansas City, Missouri

Emory University School of Medicine: July 2010-June 2013

J Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program

Atlanta, GA

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine: July 1, 2013-June 30, 2016

Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

Rochester, MN

Scripps Clinic: July 1, 2016-June 30,2018

Combined Coronary, Peripheral, and Structural Intervention Fellowship

La Jolla, CA


Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine: August 2013

American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Medicine: September 2017

American Board of Internal Medicine-Interventional Cardiology: October 2018



Minnesota: September 2013-Present

California: May 2016-Present

Florida: March 2018-Present


Academic Honors and Awards

University of Missouri-Kansas City: Graduated with Latin Honors

Western Missouri and Friends Award Recipient

Class of 1979 Alumni Scholarship Recipient

Letter of Excellence in Patient Care

Sarah Morrison Student Research Award Recipient

National Lipids Young Investigator Finalist Award

Cardiovascular Research Foundation Travel Grant Recipient



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