Co-Author Spotlight

Amy Patel, MD, DipABLM

Dr. Amy Patel, MD, DipABLM is a physician and professional coach board-certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine. She completed her residencies in these programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Patel earned a BS in Biology and Community Health from Tufts University and her MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. As a certified coach, she focuses on helping people develop and optimize wellness, leadership, and life skills. Her professional interests are rooted in the belief that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare and evidence-based inclusive health education.  


Dr. Patel is also a member of the Sports Medicine Advisory Council for the New England Prep School Athletic Council and a member of the Association of Independent Schools of New England Health and Wellness annual conference planning committee. She has presented at local and national conferences on a variety of topics, such as health and wellness, leadership, and social determinants of health and health disparities. She has conducted school health and health center assessments and helped schools develop their pandemic response plan.


Dr. Patel is currently the Dean of Health and Wellness and Chief Medical Officer at Phillips Academy. She teaches in the Empathy, Balance, and Inclusion course and guest teaches in physical education and biology on health topics, including sexuality and substance use. She also serves as an academic advisor and supports student-led health initiatives as a faculty advisor to several student clubs. She consults across campus on a wide variety of health issues at individual and policy levels. In addition, she is a member of several committees that work to support students and is also an advisor to several student clubs committed to student health and wellness.

In her spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys practicing what she teaches, spending time with family and friends, and traveling throughout the world.

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