Tara Patel, MD
Education: University of Massachusetts T.H. Chan School of Medicine, First Year Resident
Tara was born in Santa Cruz, California and moved to Lexington, Massachusetts as a child. She attended Bates College where she studied Biology and French. Outside of school, she volunteered in a free clinic and fell in love with medicine and primary care. After college, she worked in Boston doing research in immunotherapy for breast and skin cancer. She then moved to Ollantaytambo, Peru where she worked for Sacred Valley Health, a community health worker organization to create a women’s health curriculum. She attended UMass Chan for medical school where she worked in one of the Worcester free clinics and saw the importance of equitable and accessible primary care. She was drawn to BMC because of the strong community health mission and equity initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading and sewing.
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