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Nihar K. Patel, M.D.

Nihar K. Patel, M.D. Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology



  • Fellowship in Medical Oncology & Hematology
    George Washington University Medical Center,
    Washington, DC
  • Residency in Internal Medicine
    George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Medical Doctorate
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

Accolades & Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Resident of the Year, George Washington University Medical Center (2009 – 2010)

Other Information

Dr. Patel was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Louisiana. After relocating to the Washington, DC area to complete his residency and fellowship, Dr. Patel returned to Louisiana where he practiced hematology and oncology and served as cancer committee chairman at the Willis Knighton Cancer Center.

He enjoys college football and spending quality time with his wife and two children. Dr. Patel is excited to call Texas home.

What is your personal philosophy around patient care?

Dr. Patel strives to manage all oncology and hematology disorders with an advanced, evidence-based approach. He takes pride in delivering personalized, compassionate care and strives to effectively explain complex diseases and treatment options to his patients focusing on open communication. Dr. Patel believes that while the diseases garner the initial attention, he’s committed to caring for the whole person and approaching each patient individually and with patient-oriented goals in mind.

Medical Practice

  • Willis Knighton Cancer Committee, Chairman, Shreveport, LA (January 2020 – May 2022)
  • ​Willis Knighton Cancer Center Hematology & Oncology Associates, Shreveport, LA (August 2015 – May 2022)
  • George Washington University, Assistant Clinical Professor, Washington D.C. (July 2014 – June 2015)