Shruti Patel, MD (O)
A Bay Area native, completed her bachelor’s degrees in Molecular Biology and Human Development at UC San Diego. After working in the biotech industry for two years, she went on to complete her medical degree at Keck School of Medicine of USC. She then took a brief reprieve from the California weather and moved to Rochester, Minnesota, where she completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic and conducted research on biomarker development in Cardio-Oncology. During fellowship, Shruti hopes to focus on clinical trial development, with an emphasis on precision medicine, specifically on utilizing liquid biopsy for tumor detection, monitoring, and treatment prediction. In addition to her clinical research interests, she is interested in studying how existing social and health structures create disparities which impact patients & providers, and how to effectively change these structures to provide equitable care. Outside of medicine, she enjoys traveling, singing, kickboxing, and watching basketball.