Dr. Rajendra (Raj) Patel has practiced medicine since 2012. With over seven years in practice, Dr. Raj Patel is honored to serve the medical needs of Cranford with a focus on primary care. His medical experience includes time as a primary care, hospitalist and as a teacher. After graduating from Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, Dr. Patel started practicing as an academic hospitalist where he worked with medical students and resident at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, GA. He held the title of Assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel graduated at the top of his class in medical school. He received several awards during his residency training including, “Resident of the year by faculty”, “Resident of the year by Clinical staff”, “Physician of physicians”, “Resident of the year by medical students”, “Best Teacher”, and “Best Intern”. He also received “Academic Excellence Award” for obtaining highest grade in in-service exam during his third year of resident training. He is also a fellow of American College of Physicians. He has a special interest in teaching residents and medical students. He has published several papers and had done poster as well as oral presentations at regional and national meetings.
He relocated to New Jersey given his family ties. He sees patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset as well as in the office and various rehabilitation facilities. He is also involved in teaching residents at RWJ University Hospital Somerset Hospital. His certifications include American Board of Internal Medicine, ACLS and BLS.
He enjoys playing tennis and outdoor activities and travelling in his spare time. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children at home