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Amita R. Patel


Institute for Psychiatric Education
Dayton Psychiatric Associates
Dayton, OH

Dr. Amita R. Patel is a geriatric psychiatrist affiliated with the Institute for Psychiatric Education and Dayton Psychiatric Associates in Dayton, OH. Additionally, she has a clinical private practice in geriatric psychiatry, also in Dayton, and is the director of psychiatric services at 2 nursing homes in Vandalia, OH, and Dayton.

She received her medical degree from TN Medical College, University of Bombay, in India. She completed a rotating internship at BYL Nair Hospital at the University of Bombay followed by an internal medicine internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She then completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio.

Dr. Patel is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). She currently serves on the AAGP Clinical Practice Committee for which she was also past chair and has past service as board member and secretary treasurer. In addition, she is a member of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, International Psychogeriatric Association, and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA), where she is past chair of the Mental Health Committee and served on the Education Committee, among many others.

She was the recipient of several awards, including the Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education with commendation given by the American Medical Association; the Clinician of the Year Award given by the AAGP; the Nancy A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education given by the APA; and she was listed in the Guide to America’s Top Psychiatrists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. She has given numerous presentations at the APA, AAGP, and AMDA annual meetings and has authored or co-authored articles on hallucinations and delusions, Parkinson’s disease psychosis, and dementia.