Dr. Alok Patel


Dr. Alok Patel is a physician, journalist, and producer. He is a special correspondent for ABC News and regularly appears as an on-camera expert for several news outlets.

Patel is host of the Nova Now Podcast, and he runs a popular web series for Medscape. Previously, he was co-host of PBS/NOVA's Parentalogic, a digital series on the science of parenting. In addition, he worked as a medical producer for CNN/HLN and as a host/contributor for both ABC and NBC News. 

Patel is originally from Arizona. He completed his pediatric residency at Seattle Children's Hospital and is currently a pediatric hospitalist at Columbia University, Stanford University, and the University of California San Francisco.

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