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Pretesh Patel MD

Pretesh Patel MD


Director, Residency Program, Department of Radiation Oncology Emory University School of Medicine

Radiation Oncology

  • Abdominal
  • Esophageal
  • Pelvic
  • Prostate

About the provider

Pretesh Patel, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Board certified in radiation oncology, Dr. Patel specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, anal cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Dr. Patel is the residency program director in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He is actively involved in teaching and research activities for the residency program and for rotating medical students.

Dr. Patel is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the Radiologic Society of North America and the American Brachytherapy Society.


Dr. Patel completed medical school and residency in radiation oncology at Duke University. In his final year of residency, Dr. Patel served as chief resident. He earned a BS in Computer Science at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude.


Dr. Patel’s research interests include clinical trials for gastrointestinal cancers, novel uses for HDR brachytherapy in genitourinary malignancies, as well as advancements in clinical and technical aspects of SBRT. He is also interested in the use of information technology to improve quality and safety in oncology clinical practice.


Dr. Patel has authored and coauthored multiple research publications and book chapters. He has presented several abstracts and given oral presentations at scientific meetings.


Dr. Patel has received several honors including the ABS HDR Brachytherapy Scholarship and Society of Thermal Medicine New Investigator Award.

Board Certifications

Radiation Oncology
American Board of Radiology, 2014