Pretesh Patel, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology


Physician Residency Program


(404) 778-3473 and (404) 686-2391


Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University



Pretesh Patel, MD, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Patel practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, anal cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. He treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Emory Proton Therapy Center and Winship at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

Dr. Patel serves as director of the physician residency program in the Department of Radiation Oncology. He is actively involved in teaching and research activities for the residency program and for rotating medical students.


Dr. Patel completed medical school and residency in radiation oncology at Duke University. In his final year of residency, Dr. Patel served as chief resident. He earned a BS in Computer Science at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude


Dr. Patel has received several honors including the ABS HDR Brachytherapy Scholarship and Society of Thermal Medicine New Investigator Award.


Dr. Patel's research interests include clinical trials for gastrointestinal cancers, novel uses for HDR brachytherapy in genitourinary malignancies, as well as advancements in clinical and technical aspects of SBRT. He is also interested in the use of information technology to improve quality and safety in oncology clinical practice.


Dr. Patel has authored and coauthored multiple research publications and book chapters. He has presented several abstracts and given oral presentations at scientific meetings.