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Emily Patel, MD, FACOG

Emily Patel

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As a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Emily Patel, MD, FACOG, is most inspired by the women and families she cares for. She has seen and experienced the gamut of her specialty, including the joy of bringing a rainbow baby into the world and the heart-wrenching loss of a newborn or stillborn baby.

“Every day I learn from these strong individuals,” she said. “They inspire me to keep doing all that I can to improve their maternal and fetal health.”

Dr. Patel believes in the power of good communication, and she is passionate about healthy mothers and babies.

She attended medical school and completed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She also completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Duke University. 

“Having the chance to help a family through a difficult and challenging pregnancy is a privilege,” she said. “While there are many difficult days, there are also times I get to celebrate a good pregnancy outcome, and that gives me so much joy!”

She considers herself fortunate to have been able to practice medicine abroad on multiple occasions. Her most memorable travels include South Africa and Guatemala. In her free time, she loves being with her family. She, her two boys (who keep her very busy) and her husband are all huge Duke basketball fans, so they take any chance they get to see the team in person.

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