Radiologist Spotlight: Neil Patil, MD, MPH

In 2009, Newsletter, Patil, Physician Spotlight, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Ask one of the newest members of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg what he finds most exciting about the field of radiology, and you won’t hear about any one area of clinical interests, cases or research. Dr. Neil Patil enjoys it all.

“I like working with leading-edge modalities and interacting with patients,” Dr. Patil said. “Everything is interesting about what we do. I enjoy my day.”

Dr. Patil, age 32, joined RAF on July 1, 2008. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. His current clinical focus includes body imaging (CT, ultrasound, MRI and “virtual colonoscopy”) and women’s imaging (mammography, breast MRI and breast interventions such as stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies). As part of his work, Dr. Patil frequently discusses results with breast imaging patients, and collaborates regularly with oncologists, breast surgeons and other referring physicians.

Born in Pune, India, Dr. Patil was four years old when he and his family moved to South Florida. His last name is pronounced Pa – TILL. “I tell people to think about the word ‘until,’ then say my name,” Dr. Patil quipped.

He earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating summa cum laude with a major in interdisciplinary studies and concentration in the neurobiological sciences. Dr. Patil earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida in Tampa before heading to USF’s medical school, where he received his doctorate in medicine in 2002. Dr. Patil then spent his transitional year at Christiana Health Care System in Wilmington, DE, and completed his diagnostic radiology residency at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Patil completed his abdominal imaging Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.