, Pediatric Hospital Medicine


3020 Children's Way
MC 5064
San Diego, CA 92123


Pediatric Hospital Medicine


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Temple University School of Medicine


Saint Christophers Hospital for Children


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Board Certifications



Dr. Aarti Patel is a pediatric hospitalist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM). She serves as the Associated PHM Fellowship director and is actively involved with the education and mentorship of pediatric hospital medicine fellows. She teaches pediatric residents from UC San Diego and the Navy, in addition to UC San Diego medical students.

She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at Temple University. She completed her medical training at Temple University School of Medicine and her pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She then completed her dual pediatric hospital medicine and master educator fellowship at Cincinnati Children?s Hospital Medical Center, during which she earned a Master's in medical education through the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP Section of Hospital Medicine, and the Academic Pediatric Association.

She has a special interest in the inpatient care of acutely ill children, medical education and quality improvement.

Dr. Patel's research projects have included leading a team to examine teaching physical exam skills during family-centered rounds and ways to implement multimodal teaching methods in an efficient, effective and technological manner. She also served as the site co-investigator during her fellowship for "Bringing I-PASS to the Bedside: A Communication Bundle to Improve Patient Safety and Experience," a PCORI-funded, multi-centered study that evaluated the impact of a standardized family-centered rounds communication bundle on patient safety and the family experience during a hospitalization.

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