|USHMA PATEL, M.D., F.A.A.P.was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois, in Champaign/Urbana. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in science education. After her undergraduate degree, Dr. Patel returned to Chicago where she attended medical school at Northwestern University. Along with a busy schedule of classes and labs, she held leadership positions in several organizations. These included the American Medical Student Association, where she coordinated a nationwide primary care initiative.Dr. Patel graduated from Northwestern with her Doctor of Medicine, and then began her residency at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She spent her three years in Milwaukee working long hours, and participating in many community and academic projects. She coordinated recruitment activities for prospective residents and was awarded an emergency medicine achievement award for her work and mentoring in the ER. She also found time to write a chapter in a pediatric "on call" manual published in 2005.
In her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and playing with her nephew.
Dr. Patel joined ABC Pediatrics in 2005 and truly enjoys coming to work every day. She is focused on forming a relationship with your child making them feel as comfortable as possible. She is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Patel focuses on spending time with her patients and educating as part of each visit. She is currently accepting new patients of all ages and looks forward to meeting prospective families at "get to know the doctor" visits. If you are interested in meeting Dr. Patel, please call to set up a prenatal or family interview.