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Amit Patel

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Gastroenterology
DUMC Box 3913, Durham, NC 27710
Duke University, Division of Gastroenterology, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Amit Patel is a Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He graduated summa cum laude and with distinction from Duke University, earning undergraduate degrees in history and biology. He then completed medical school, Internal Medicine residency, and Gastroenterology fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine, before being recruited to return to Duke University in 2016 to join the Division of Gastroenterology. 

Dr. Patel’s academic and clinical interests focus on the Esophagus, particularly esophageal diagnostic evaluation. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, including first-author and senior-author publications in Gastroenterology, AJG, CGH, NGM, JNM, DOTE, DDS, JCG, APT, and JAMA, as well as chapters across multiple textbooks. Dr. Patel actively contributes to the Gastroenterology community through medical education, clinical guideline development, and advocacy. He has served as faculty and speaker for ACG, AFS, AGA, ANMS, and ASGE conferences and courses, including the Tachi Yamada, MD Lecture at Digestive Diseases Week. He has co-authored the ACG Clinical Guidelines on Esophageal Physiologic Testing, the AGA Clinical Guidelines on the Gastrointestinal Evaluation of Iron Deficiency Anemia, and the joint AGA-ACG Clinical Guidelines on the Pharmacologic Management of Constipation. Dr. Patel has been selected as an ACG Young Physician Leadership Scholar and as an AGA Future Leader. He has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the EGD Section of the AGA, and serves on the Editorial Board of the flagship journal Gastroenterology. He has served on the AGA Clinical Guidelines Committee, the ACG Education Universe Editorial Board, the ANMS Curriculum Task Force, the ASGE Annual Scientific Program Committee, the ACG Research Committee, the AGA Government Affairs Committee, the ACG Practice Parameters Committee, and the AGA Clinical Practice Updates Committee. In recognition of his dedication and contributions to education and scholarship at the Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel has been awarded the Paul Killenberg Faculty Teaching and Malcolm Tyor Faculty Scholar Awards.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2021 - Present Medicine, Gastroenterology, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

Washington University, School of Medicine · 2010 M.D.