Chief, General & Transplant Anesthesiology | Emory University Hospital | Emory Clinic | Associate Professor | Emory University | Atlanta, GA
Gaurav Patel has always been passionate about education and service. After attending the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate studies, he returned home to attend Emory for medical school and an anesthesiology residency. He then joined Emory University Hospital as a faculty anesthesiologist. Now he serves as associate clinical director for the anesthesiologist assistant program. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has published on education and clinical anesthesiology. Gaurav is also chief of general and transplant anesthesia at Emory University Hospital, one of the most complex operating room environments in the Emory Healthcare system. He helped lead the group through the COVID-19 pandemic and works to mentor faculty.
“Emory encouraged me to push my interests and limits. I never dreamed of becoming an anesthesiologist or being an educator. But in medical school, I was inspired to explore different specialties, and I fell in love with anesthesiology. Emory also molded my interested in teaching—something I always enjoyed but never saw as a career. By teaching other medical students and residents while in training, Emory truly helped me understand the concept and importance of lifelong learning.”