Faculty Profile

Snehal G. Patel, MD

Snehal G. Patel, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.778.3712

Email: snehal.patel@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2016


After receiving his MD degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Patel completed his general surgery residency at Emory University. He joined our faculty after completing an endocrine surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. His research focuses on defining the role of molecular markers in thyroid cancer patients and investigating the preoperative detection of thyroid cancer. His clinical specialties include malignancies of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal gland.


  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory University Midtown Hospital

  • Emory Clinic


  • MS, Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine, Class of 2006

  • MD, Morehouse School of Medicine, Class of 2010

  • General Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 2010-2015

  • Endocrine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2015-2016

Honors and Awards

  • MD Honor Graduate in Community Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2010

  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Morehouse School of Medicine, 2010

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society

  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons

  • Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage

  • Society of Surgical Oncology

  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

Clinical Interests

  • Endocrine surgery

  • Adrenal gland surgery

  • Adrenal cancer

  • Pheochromocytoma

  • Primary aldosteronism

  • Cushing's Syndrome

  • Thyroid cancer

  • Goiter

  • Hyperthyroidism

  • Hyperparathyroidism

  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

  • Paraganglioma

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

  • Hernia repair

  • Gallbladder surgery

  • Laparoscopic surgery

Research Interests

  • Define the role of molecular markers in thyroid cancer patients

  • Improving the ability to diagnose thyroid cancer preoperatively in order to optimize the initial surgical approach

  • Outcomes after minimally invasive endocrine surgery (parathyroid and thyroid)