Vihang Patel

Dr. Patel comes to Peak Gastroenterology Associates after finishing his fellowship training at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Patel is a general gastroenterologist who specializes in colon and rectal cancer screening, the evaluation and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver diseases, and irritable bowel syndrome.  

Dr. Patel believes in developing a long-term bond with his patients. He is passionate about putting his patients at ease by providing them with evidence-based information and knowledge, so together they can make treatment decisions with the goal of delivering patient-centered care. He has a special interest in treating inflammatory bowel diseases.  

Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Patel loves spending time with his wife (Vrinda) and their dog (Veer). They enjoy traveling, exploring cultures and cuisines (currently learning Spanish), and enjoying the great outdoors. He is also passionate about playing cricket and would love to connect with anyone who plays. 

  • Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine 
  • Residency: Mount Carmel Health System 
  • Fellowship: University of Kentucky College of Medicine  
  1. Dose Escalation (Q4) of Ustekinumab should be considered for Crohn’s Disease patients who fail Standard Dosing. 
  2. Outbreak of Hepatitis A among users of Injection and Noninjection drugs 
  3. Performance of Survival Models in Patients requiring hospitalization for Acute Hepatitis A
  4. Differential requirements for epithelial mitochondrial respiration in stages of ulcer healing.
  5. Epithelial-specific P85α KO Enhances Crypt Resilience to Radiation Injury.
  6. Noninvasive Biomarkers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Drawbacks and potential.
  7. Epithelial TNF Receptor Signaling Promotes Mucosal Repair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  8. Trends in outcomes of Trans-arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in hepatic tumors: Evidence from last 10 years nationwide inpatient sample.
  9. Nilotinib-induced Acute Pancreatitis in a Patient with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  10. Rare but fatal complication of Endoscopic Variceal Band Ligation.
  11. Effects of implementing a stress ulcer prophylaxis clinical tool on prescribing habits and associated institutional drug acquisition cost.
  12. An obscure gastrointestinal bleed caused by jejunal diverticulosis.
  13. An unusual presentation of acute gout in sacroiliac joint.
  14. Evaluation of an institutional protocol change to increase the maximum initial infusion rate for intravenous unfractionated heparin. 
  15. Case report on Oxybutynin induced hyperthermia in an elderly female.
  16. Effects of chronic opiate therapy in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in sickle cell patients.
  1. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  2. Resident Teacher of the year 
  3. ACP Ohio Chapter Doctor’s Dilemma 
  4. Head Teaching Assistant 
  5. Dean’s List – Medical school, Undergraduate