Nilay Patel, MD

Director of Coronary Intravascular Imaging


  • MGH/Harvard Medical School

Dr. Nilay Patel is an interventional and structural cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

He is passionate about the interventional management of patients with complex coronary artery disease and a broad spectrum of structural heart disease. He utilizes cutting-edge tools to perform percutaneous coronary intervention, transcatheter valve replacement and repairs as well as transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO), atrial septal defects (ASD) and paravalvular leaks. He is a member of the multidisciplinary Heart Valve Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Patel obtained his BA from Brown University followed by his MD from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Patel then completed his internal medicine residency and chief medical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Thereafter, he completed fellowships in general cardiology, interventional cardiology and structural heart disease at Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship.

Dr. Patel's research interests center around novel device therapy and clinical outcomes following transcatheter valve therapies. He has authored recent publications in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JAMA Cardiology, Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine.

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