Boston, Mass. – Samir K. Patel, MD, FCCP, FASA, has been appointed Chief of Anesthesiology at New England Baptist Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Patel has practiced anesthesiology at New England Baptist since 2020. He is also an anesthesiologist at Mount Auburn Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID Milton), which are also part of Beth Israel Lahey Health.
“We are pleased to announce Dr. Samir Patel as our new Chief of Anesthesiology,” said David Passafaro, president of New England Baptist Hospital. “Dr. Patel is a capable, compassionate and dedicated doctor who is deeply committed to the comfort and safety of his patients, and we are fortunate to have him in this role.”
Patel started his career in 1998 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he practiced for five years. He then spent 17 years at South Shore Hospital, where he was the Chief of Critical Care Medicine before joining New England Baptist Hospital, in addition to serving patients at Mount Auburn and BID Milton. He is also currently the medical director of the Intensive Care Unit at BID Milton.
“I am honored to be appointed to this role and have the opportunity to not only serve our patients but lead our excellent team of peri-operative clinicians,” said Patel. “I have been proud to work alongside some of the most dedicated and talented anesthesiologists in the state and hope to lead my colleagues with the same respect and care that they always show their patients.”
Patel graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School in Scotland, UK, in 1989. He completed his internship at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Conn., and his residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He then completed a fellowship in critical care medicine at the Mayo Clinic Medical School in Rochester, Minn. He also has been an instructor and program director of the anesthesiology/critical care medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Patel is also currently chair of the membership committee for the Massachusetts Medical Society.
New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH has been nationally recognized for high patient satisfaction and leadership in quality and clinical outcomes. NEBH is a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine and conducts teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.
New England Baptist Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,800 physicians and 36,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.