St. Joseph’s Health adds a new cardiac surgeon

Patel Krishna

St. Joseph’s Health announced cardiologist Krishna Patel has joined its cardiac surgery team at St. Joseph’s Health Cardiovascular Institute.

A highly skilled surgeon, Patel returns to Central New York following a three-year cardiothoracic surgery residency at Texas Heart Institute, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

“I am excited to be a part of the cardiovascular team at St. Joseph’s Health,” said Patel. “I’m looking forward to contributing to St. Joseph’s tradition of cardiac excellence.”

“St. Joseph’s Health has a long-standing reputation as a national leader in cardiac services,” said physician Philip Falcone, chief medical officer at St. Joseph’s Health. “Having Dr. Patel as a part of our team further contributes to the high level of safe care our heart patients have come to expect from us.”

Patel earned his medical degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey, and his undergraduate degree in biology from the College of New Jersey. He completed a fellowship in immunotherapy and surgical oncology at the surgery branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and a categorical surgery residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester.

During his time in Rochester, Patel served on the graduate medical education committee and joint committee on quality of care. He is also a contributing author of several research publications.