Bio


Lisa Patel received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. After college, she worked in Egypt, Brazil, and India on international development projects with community-based organizations and non-profits, focusing on conservation and development efforts. She then obtained her Master's in Environmental Sciences from the Yale School of Forestry and went on to be a Presidential Management Fellow for the Environmental Protection Agency, coordinating the US Government's efforts on clean air and safe drinking water projects in South Asia in collaboration with the World Health Organization. Realizing the critical and inextricable links between children's health and environmental issues, she obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed her residency in pediatrics at UCSF. For the last several years, she has used her extensive experience working for government, community organizations, and non-profits to advocate for children's health priorities in the US as the co-chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics Advocacy Committee in the Bay Area. She is the rotation director for the pediatric resident's Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Rotation.

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Co-Director of the Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Rotation, Stanford (2019 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Assistant Medical Editor, Peds RAP (2018 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Bay Area Advocacy Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics (2017 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2014)
  • Residency:UCSF Pediatric Residency (2014) CA
  • Medical Education:Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011) MD
  • MESc, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, CT (2005)