Bio


Alok Patel is a pediatric hospitalist, medical journalist, on-camera expert, producer, and devotee of creative, engaging science communication tactics. He currently serves as the Faculty Director of Communications for the Department of Pediatrics. Through this role, he helps coordinate creative media strategies for awareness, education, advocacy, recruitment and more.

Dr. Patel has extensive experience in broadcast journalism, on-camera work, script writing, podcast hosting, media consulting, and designing social media campaigns and hopes to lend these skills to his work in public health messaging. He currently works as a pediatric hospitalist within the department of pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health Advocacy
  • Journalism
  • Digital Health

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2022)
  • Residency: University of Washington Pediatric Residency (2015) WA
  • Medical Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (2012) AZ