Woman smiling in a well lit lobby.

Vaishali M. Patel, DO

General Surgery

About This Provider

Born in New York City, Dr. Patel did not grow up wanting to be a doctor. She began her career working for a nonprofit organization, Malaria No More, where she worked with high school- and college-aged students to raise awareness of issues in Africa and Southeast Asia. It was during that time she realized that she could make a difference in people's lives through medicine.

"I get a lot out of one-on-one interaction. It's a different scope, but it's so important to someone. It can be their entire world. At first, I didn't know exactly what field to go into. But when I started rotations, I just gravitated toward the surgeons."

Dr. Patel specializes in breast surgical oncology and is also training in breastfeeding medicine. As a busy new mom, she doesn't have much free time. But she has become a fan of audiobooks and historical fiction podcasts that allow her to listen to topics of interest while on the go. She also enjoys cooking and traveling to destinations that feature unique foods.

Education

Medical

  • NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glen Head, NY

Residency

  • Detroit Medical Center-Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit, MI

Fellowships

  • Breast Surgical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, Akron, OH

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Locations

Exterior of multi-story brick medical office building in Peoria, Illinois

Springfield Clinic Peoria

1001 Main St

Peoria , IL 61606

Closed • Opens at 8:00 AM