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Krupa R. Patel, M.D.

Dr. Krupa Patel portrait

Dr. Krupa Patel is a resident-physician in otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. Originally from Rockaway, New Jersey, she graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, with a major in English literature and was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship and James O. Freedman Presidential Scholarship. 

She subsequently attended Weill Cornell Medical College, where she was awarded the Rockefeller University pilot project grant from the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award program to investigate the risk factors, therapeutic management, and survival outcomes for squamous cell carcinoma in Fanconi anemia patients under the mentorship of Drs. Agata Smogorzewska and David Kutler. During medical school, she also conducted several research studies related to head and neck and skull base oncologic outcomes under the guidance of Dr. Marc Cohen at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and was awarded the Arthur Palmer Prize for Efficiency in Otorhinolaryngology.

For more information on Dr. Patel, check out her Google Scholar page.


Undergraduate School
Dartmouth College (English and Biology)

Medical School
Weill Cornell Medical College


Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds for the treatment of sinonasal carcinosarcoma: A case report and literature review. Patel KR, Talei B, Hsu AK, Parashar B, Scognamiglio T, et al. J Otolaryng Head Neck Surg. 2017;3:007. 

Value within otolaryngology: Review of the cost-utility analysis literature. Patel KR, Phillips DJ, Leibowitz JM, Scognamiglio T, Banuchi VE, Kuhel WI, Kutler DI, Cohen MA. World J ORL Head Neck Surg. 2016. 

Natural history and management of fanconi anemia patients with head and neck cancer: A 10-year follow-up. Kutler DI, Patel KR, Auerbach AD, Kennedy J, Lach FP, Sanborn E, Cohen MA, Kuhel WI, Smogorzewska A. Laryngoscope. 2016 Apr;126(4):870–9.

Retrospective evaluation of frozen section use for thyroid nodules with a prior fine needle aspiration diagnosis of bethesda II-V: The Weill Cornell Medical College Experience. Cohen MA, Patel KR, Gromis J, Kutler DI, Kuhel WI, Schulman A, Scognamiglio T. World J ORL Head Neck Surg. Sept 2015. 

Retrospective assessment of the utility of imaging, fine needle aspirate biopsy, and intraoperative frozen section in the management of parotid neoplasms: The Weill Cornell Medical College Experience. Patel KR, Scognamiglio T, Kutler DI, Kuhel WI, Gromis J, Phillips CD, Cohen MA. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2015;77(3):171–9.