Director of Community Advocacy
Director, Medical Informatics- NextGen, AltaMed CHLA
Director of Clinical Operations, AltaMed CHLA
Medical Director, Patient Centered Medical Home for Children with Special Health Care Needs, AltaMed CHLA
Co-Director, IMPACT Advocacy Track
Attending Physician
Associate Professor in Clinical Pediatrics (Clinician-Educator) , Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Mona Patel, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Patel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is Board-Certified in pediatrics. In addition, she was named a “Top Doctor” by Pasadena Magazine.

Education

Medical School: 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Internship: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatrics

Residency: 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles: Pediatrics

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards: 

2003- Altruism Honors Award--Clinical, Devon Medical Clinic, Northwestern School of Medicine,Chicago

2005- General Pediatrics Service Award, Division of General Pediatrics, CHLA, LA, CA

2006- Community Service Award, Division of General Pediatrics, CHLA, LA, CA

2007- Chief Resident Award, Department of Pediatrics, CHLA, LA, CA

2009- Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Award- Serving Underserved Communities, State of California, Sacramento, CA

2009- Barbara Korsch Award- Home Safe Home, Department of Pediatrics, CHLA, LA, CA

2011-2018- "Top Doctor”, Pasadena Magazine, Los Angeles, CA

2017- Calvin SIA National Community Pediatric Medical Home Leadership and Advocacy Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

Funding

Title: Early Identification of and Referrals to Early Intervention Services for Autism and Other Developmental Delays

Role: Principal Investigator

Agency: First 5 Los Angeles

Dates of Award: 4/2014-6/2020

Description: Goal is to standardize and efficiently operationalize developmental screening using validated screening tools for all children ages 9mo, 18mo and 24mo at community based federally qualified health centers serving primarily low income Latino children. Provider and staff knowledge and education in screening will also be addressed.  Finally, collaboration with community agencies in resource provisions and case management for developmental delay.

Publications: 

Chris Moore, MD, Irina Zamora, PsyD, Mona Patel Gera, MD, Marian Williams PhD. Developmental Screening and Referrals: Assessing the Influence of Provider Specialty, Training and Interagency Communication. Clinical Pediatrics. October 1 2017. Volume: 56 Issue: 11. Pages 1040-47.

Mona Patel Gera MD, Majiney Eulingbough, LVN, Wendy Parson, LVN, Jose Arreguin RN, Gracie Corona MA and Muriel Barton, LCSW. How to Engage Patients and Families of Children with Complex Care Needs: The Role for Interdisciplinary Rounds in Pediatric Patient Centered Medical Home. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, Vol 1, Issue 2, p58-59. 2015

LJ Chamberlain, S Wu, MD, G Lewis, N Graff, J Javier, JSR Park, CL Johnson, SD Woods, M Patel, D Wong, GS Blaschke, M Lerner, A Kuo.  A Multi-Institutional Medical Education Collaborative: Advocacy Training in California Pediatric Residency Programs.  Acad Med. Mar;88(3):314-21. 2013. PMID: 23348081

Peck Y. Ong, MD, Mona Patel, MD, Ronald M. Ferdman, MD, Theresa Dunaway, RN, Joseph A. Church, MD. Association of staphylococcal superantigen-specific IgE with mild and moderate atopic dermatitis. Journal of Pediatrics, December 2008. Vol 159, Issue 6, Pages 803-906. PMID: 18621391

 

Research Interests: 

Patient Centered Medical Home for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Health Care Services Utilization in Community Based Care

Advocacy for Underserved Populations

Humanism Curricula in Pediatric Education
 

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