Smitta V. Patel, MD, MPH

Smitta V. Patel, MD, MPH

Clinical Neurophysiology


Dr. Patel is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Patel earned her Master’s in Public Health and Medical Doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois. After completing her undergraduate and graduate studies, she went on for her adult psychiatry training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her interest in children brought her to UCLA for her child and adolescent psychiatry training.




Medical Board Certifications

Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2018
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2016
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 2014


Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2012


Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010


MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2021
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 2009
MPH, University of Illinois Springfield, 2002

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center