Dr. Patel was born in England and lived in Wales before she moved to New Jersey at age nine. She attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick for undergraduate studies followed by St. George's University School of medicine in Grenada, spending her clinical years training at several children's hospitals throughout New Jersey. She went on to complete a pediatric residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she was inspired to pursue private practice pediatrics and joined University Pediatric Associates, now Somerset Pediatric Group. Dr. Patel loves to travel the world, whether it's to visit historic landmarks, explore new culture and cuisine or simply for some rest and relaxation. She also enjoys outdoor activities with her rescued Siberian Husky, BBQs with friends and family and theater.