Gaurav P. Patel, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical Director

EUH-Surgical Specialties Anesthesia

Associate Program Director

Core Residency Program

Director of Medical Student Education

Emory University School of Medicine

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Phone: 404-778-3900


Dr. Gaurav Patel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.  He serves as the Clinical Director for Emory University Hospital's Surgical Specialties Anesthesia Division. Along with this administrative role, he is Director of Medical Student Education and the Associate Program Director for the residency program. His clinical interests include transplant and vascular anesthesiology. He is the recipient of the Dean's Teaching Award in Medical Education, given by the School of Medicine, and has received both the Teaching and Mentoring Awards from the Anesthesiology department.

He is active in the SOM, including serving on various committees.

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Internship: Transitional Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Residency: Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests include: transplant and vascular anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and medical education.

Pham, D, Patel, G, et al.  The utility of Tolvaptan in the peri-operative management of severe hyponatremia during liver transplantation.  Submitted.

Todd, J, Patel G.  Intraoperative management of hyperkalemia in a patient undergoing combined liver-kidney transplantation.  Abstract and poster presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting.

Patel G, Spektor B.  “Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block as the primary anesthetic for open inguinal herniorrhaphy: a case report.”  2011 American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine National Meeting.

Patel G, Rao A.  “Airway management in a patient with a GSW to the trachea.” 2010 American Society of Anesthesiologists National Meeting.

Gooneratne N, Patel G.  “Older adults’ attitudes towards sleep disorders.”  2003 Associated Professional Sleep Societies National Meeting.