Chhaya Patel
Chhaya Patel, MD, is a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Patel is in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine

Special Interests

Clinical interests include ARDS, septic shock, and pulmonary hypertension. 


Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, MD
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, BA, Psychology and Spanish
Baylor Scott and White Health, Temple, Texas, Internal Medicine
Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital, Temple, Texas, Pulmonary and Critical Care

Awards & Recognition

2014: Gold Humanism Honor Society

Board Certification

2017: Internal Medicine
2019: Pulmonary Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Medical Women’s Association
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society
American College of Physicians
American Medical Association


Oyetayo OO, Slicker K, De La Rosa L, Lane W, Langsjoen D, Patel C, Brough K, Michel J, Chiles C. “Dual antiplatelet compared to triple antithrombotic therapy in anterior wall acute myocardial infarction complicated by depressed left ventricular ejection fraction.” Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings vol. 28, no 4, 2015, pp. 445-9.

Patel, Chhaya, et al. “Rupture of a Left Internal Mammary Artery During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.” Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, vol. 29, no. 1, 2016, pp. 81–81.

Lat TI, Patel CD, Ehrig JC, Moslander C, Sanchez JF, Therapeutic Options in the Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 in the Pregnant Patient, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM (2020), doi:

Farber, Adam J., Suarez, K., Slicker, K., Patel, C., et al. “Frequency of Troponin Testing in Inpatient Versus Outpatient Settings.” The American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 119, no. 8, 2017, pp. 1153–1155.

Kirill Lipatov, MD, Chaya Patel, MD, et al. “Pulmonary Mucormycosis in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes.” Fed Practitioner. 2018 January;35(1):32-36

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National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2021
Dr. Patel immediately made me feel at ease with her kind and outgoing personality. She was very thorough and answered my questions completely. She explained many options (medications, etc) I could try. She didn't pressure me at all and asked for my feedback and was very respectful. Not only did I feel she was extremely competent but also her sense of humor and warmth helped me feel comfortable and relaxed. I trust and like her -And I am not an easy to please patient generally!! I feel that she sincerely cares about me and my health.

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2021
The Dr. Is very good, concise in describing my condition and treatments, with accurate description of the treatments and what to expect. Good listener and I never felt rushed.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
*Dr. Chhaya Patel MD is a real asset to NJH, [comment about another provider].

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Everybody who work their nurses doctors and anybody else tried to make me as comfortable and treated me as good as anybody could ever be treated.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2021
Really like and have confidence in Dr. Patel.

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2021
She even listened to my attempts at humor

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2021
Dr Patel was very efficient and care problem and is working problem. I was impressed by her care.

National Jewish Health PatientJanuary, 2021
Both my husband & I were impressed with Dr. Patel's thoroughness, test results explanations, clear suggested course of actions / modifications for my continued lung health. I look forward to continuing with Dr. Patel's care & will schedule with her again next year.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2020
Dr. Patel is outstanding on all measures. I fully trust her care and plan for me.