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Dipti Patel-Donnelly, MD

Oncologist and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Patel-Donnelly is dual board-certified in medical oncology and hematology. She completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Patel-Donnelly received her Doctorate of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, and she is a magna cum laude graduate in biochemistry with honors and independent research from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly is the President of Virginia Cancer Specialists and has played an active role in the local and medical communities. Dr. Patel-Donnelly holds memberships and appointments in multiple organizations. Dr. Patel-Donnelly is currently an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the Medical Society of Virginia. Focusing on a special interest in hematologic malignancies, brain tumors, and stem cell transplant, Dr. Patel-Donnelly has become highly involved in local tumor boards and has served as Section Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Inova Fairfax Hospital and has held a Hematology/Oncology Faculty Clerkship appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has also received multiple awards and honors which include the Harvard Partners in Excellence Award, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Relentless for a Cure” award, Excellence in Teaching Awards, National Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, NASE Achievement Scholarship, and Distinguished Honors and Independent Research in Biochemistry. Dr. Patel-Donnelly has been consistently named as a Top Doctor in publications such as Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine. Additionally, she has been listed as a “Castle Connolly Mid-Atlantic Top Doctor and a Washington Post Super Doctor”. Dr. Patel-Donnelly is a published author and has spoken both at local educational events and at national and local news interviews.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly is a member of several, prestigious, national committees. She is Chairwoman of the highly-selective, national panel tasked with writing/selecting Oncology Board questions for the American Board of Internal Medicine, which certifies that medical oncologists have a competent fund of knowledge to be board-certified and practice. She has also been selected to serve on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Leukemia Guideline Committee, which reviews current research evidence and makes uniform guidelines on treating leukemia.

Dr. Patel-Donnelly lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, traveling, and reading.



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