White Coat Alumni Speaker: Dr. Vikas K. Patel
After also completing Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowships at the University of Illinois, he began his practice at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois.
Dr. Patel is a board certified Interventional Cardiologist at Riverside Medical Center where he currently serves as the director of the Cardiac Catheterization and Structural Heart Departments. He is also the program director for the hospital’s Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and on the Board of Directors for the Riverside Medical Group.
Dr. Patel’s clinical expertise includes complex coronary interventions, acute coronary syndrome, structural heart disease, and complex peripheral interventions. His time at Riverside Medical Center inspired him to develop the procedure on how to deal with incoming complex interventional cases, leading to improved care in his community. He has also been the primary force in creating a “no amputation program” to help patients with critical limb ischemia.
Dr. Patel’s excellent rapport with his patients and colleagues stems from his dedication to patient care. He has volunteered at countless local events and provided education on heart care within his community. Moreover, he constantly challenges himself and frequently participates at national conferences. He is a strong believer in teaching, and therefore enjoys working with students, residents, and fellows.
Dr. Vikas K. Patel is married and has three beautiful children. He loves traveling with his family, being outdoors, watching science-fiction movies, and is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.