• 3551 Roger Brooke Dr.

    78234 Ft. Sam Houston

    United States

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Anish Patel, DO, LTC, FACG, FAGA currently serves as the Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center and former Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He currently manages the largest and only IBD center within the military and is the only formally trained IBD specialist within the Department of Defense.


Dr. Patel is a graduate of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his initial two years of Internal Medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and finished his third year of residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He subsequently completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center.


After completing his Gastroenterology fellowship in 2010, Dr. Patel was assigned to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he served as the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology from 2013-2015. In 2015, he was selected as the first military Gastroenterology physician to complete an Inflammatory Bowel Disease fellowship and graduated from Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, NY in 2016. He returned to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where he started the first hepatology and IBD clinic and subsequently transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in 2017.


To date, Dr. Patel has authored numerous manuscripts and actively an investigator on 5 active clinical trials for experimental IBD medications at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is actively participating in 15 investigator-initiated projects and was awarded a pilot grant through the American College of Gastroenterology for pioneering research in the transition of active duty IBD patients from active military service into the VA system (first active military GI physician awarded this grant). He is a reviewer for 4 major medical journals to include the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He is an active member of the REBOOT-IBD consortium and part of the steering committee.


Dr. Patel’s honors include Brooke Army Medical Center’s scholarship in action award (2020) and the Army Medical Department’s prestigious ‘9A’ proficiency designator. He also received the 2021 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Uniting to Care & Cure Award. He is currently the San Antonio Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Chapter Mission president and a member of the executive board. He is co-chair of the Government and Industry Affairs Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Research interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Osteopathy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

Biology, Bachelor, Ursinus College, Ursinus College

Award Date: 30 Jun 2002


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