Department of Medicine
Jyoti Patel specializes in the treatment of patients with lung cancer and other thoracic cancers. She aims to develop personalized treatments for lung cancer through the use of targeted approaches, immunotherapy, and cytotoxic chemotherapy. As director of thoracic oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine, she oversees lung cancer research and clinical activities.
Her research findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Cancer. She has held leadership roles in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the Hoosier Oncology Group, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.
Patel received a BA in English literature with honors from Northwestern University and earned an MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, serving as chief resident. She also participated in a fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and one in medicine at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University.