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Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member treating patients with thoracic and head/neck malignancies. Her research interests include developing translational studies and clinical trials to improve treatment options for patients.

Assistant Professor, Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research
Thoracic Oncology Program, Head and Neck Oncology Program

Area of Interest

Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, is a medical oncologist, and clinical and translational researcher. Her clinical interests include treating patient with lung and head/neck cancers. She is the leader of the clinical research program for lung cancer. She has a particular interest in genomics, targeted therapy, and studying novel immunotherapy treatments.

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Awards and Honors

  • UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program Faculty Award
  • Paul Calabresi K12 in Clinical Oncology, 2021
  • Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Career Development Award, 2021
  • UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence, 2020
  • Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Research Fellows Program – Outstanding Fellow Award for most highly scored application, 2020
  • IASLC Targeted Therapies of Lung Cancer Meeting, Travel Award, 2020
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2010
Shetal Patel