Kiran V. Patel, MD, is an interventional pain management physician board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Patel is the Director of Pain Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she oversees the neuromodulation program and inpatient pain service. Dr. Patel is an assistant clinical professor at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine as well as the Program Director for Hofstra-Northwell’s ACGME Pain Medicine Fellowship. She precepts the Pain Medicine rotation for Hofstra Anesthesiology residents and medical students.
Dr. Patel earned her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Yale University. She has practiced medicine in India and Africa and organized efforts to address the undertreatment of pain in these regions. She completed her anesthesiology residency and Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at Columbia University. She also studied medical acupuncture at Harvard University.
Dr. Patel is currently Secretary for the North American Neuromodulation Society’s Board of Directors and has been on this board for the past 5 years. She co-chaired the NANS Cadaver workshop for the past several years, and was meeting chair for the January 2023 NANS annual meeting.
Kiran is an advocate for women in neuromodulation and pain medicine, and is a founding member of Women In Neuromodulation (WIN) as well as Women Innovators in Pain Medicine (WIPM).
Dr. Patel conducts original clinical research and industry supported research. Her work has been published in Neuromodulation and Pain Physician. Her career is dedicated to improving neuromodulation physician training, patient outcomes, and access to care.