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Dr. Rikesh Patel

Rikesh Patel, MD, FACC

Board-Certified Interventional Cardiologist / Endovascular Surgeon

Rikesh Patel, MD, FACC, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist. He sees patients at the Plano, Texas, office of HeartPlace. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, and internal medicine. He is also an endovascular specialist. 

Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, located in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, located in New York City. He rounded out his training with fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center and Mount Sinai Heart in New York City,

After growing up in Midland, Texas, and training out of state, Dr. Patel is happy to settle back in his home state to provide advanced, comprehensive cardiovascular patient care to Plano and the surrounding community. Dr. Patel seeks to provide individualized, thoughtful, and evidence-based care. 

The son of a respected interventional cardiologist, he is committed to continuing his father's legacy of providing outstanding and compassionate care to his patients. He speaks English, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Patel serves as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Medical City Plano.​



  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine


  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White | The Heart Hospital Plano
  • Medfinity Health Plano
  • Medical City Dallas
  • Medical City Heart Hospital
  • Medical City Frisco
  • Medical City Plano
  • Methodist Richardson Medical Center
  • North Park Heart & Vascular Center
  • Texas Health Allen
  • Texas Health Plano


  • Fellowship, Interventional Cardiology: Mount Sinai Heart, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • ​Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease: The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 
  • ​Residency, Internal Medicine: Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 
  • ​Medical School, MD Degree: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 
  • ​Undergraduate, B.A. Anthropology/Religious Studies: Washington University, St. Louis, MO 



  • D Magazine's Best Doctors in Collin County - 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • D Magazine's Best Doctors - 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Outstanding Critical Care Resident Award, Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 2010
  • Nominated for Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2006
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Vignette Competition, 1st place, 2006
  • Department of Medicine, Clinical Honors: Core Medicine, General Medicine Externship, Clinical Renal Disease, Infectious Disease, 2006
  • Department of Anthropology Award for Excellence, 2003
  • Golden Key International Honor Society: Membership granted for outstanding academic achievement and excellence, top 15% juniors/seniors, 2002
  • Washington University Dean's List, 2000, Fall 2001
  • Policy Debate Top Speaker Awards:
    UMKC Classic, Bowman Intercollegiate tournaments, 2001 
    9th top speaker in the nation, NFL National tournament, 1999


  • Patel R, Kini A, Sharma S. The Mount Sinai Handbook of Interventional Cardiology. Chapters: Hemodynamic assessment of aortic and mitral valvular disease; Alcohol septal ablation; Right heart catheterization. Manuscript in preparation. 2013-2014​
  • Patel R, Love B. Device Retrieval in Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure. Cases presented at the NYC-Metro Consortium for Congenital - Structural Heart Fellowship Education, October 5, 2013.​
  • Patel R, Eng M, Mancuso J, Erikson J, Sako E, Carpenter AJ, Bailey SR. Aortic Valve Annular Assessment: a Comparative Analysis of Echocardiographic and Surgical Sizing for Aortic Valve Replacement. Presented (poster) at The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions, May 8, 2013.
  • Patel R, Eng M, Mancuso J, Erikson J, Sako E, Carpenter AJ, Bailey SR. Aortic Valve Annular Assessment: a Comparative Analysis of Echocardiographic and Surgical Sizing for Aortic Valve Replacement. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions' 36th Annual Scientific Sessions. Cathet Cardiovasc Intervent, 2013 81: S1-S173.
  • Patel R, Dao T, Rivera O, Kanakia R, Oliveros R, Chilton RJ. Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease: a Review and Application of Current Literature with a Focus on Diabetes. Manuscript in final preparation. 2013
  • Patel R, Chilton RJ. Another telescope for examining statins: the SATURN trial. Clinical Diabetes. 2012 July;30(3):115-19.
  • Maraj S, Patel R, Oliveros R, Sanon S, Dao T, Hur S, Chilton RJ. Potential Cardiometabolic Benefits of Renal Artery Denervation in Diabetics. J Diabetes Metab. 2012 July;S3:007.
  • Patel R., Bloody Balloon Pump: Diagnosis and Management of Superficial Femoral Artery Perforation and Hemorrhage. Selected to present at the American College of Cardiology Conference, Non-Coronary Complications Case Review Session, ACC-i2 with TCT, March 26, 2012.
  • Sanon S, Patel R, Eshelbrenner C, Sanon VP, Allhaddad M, Oliveros R, Pham SV, Chilton RJ. Acute Coronary Syndrome in Patients with Diabetes: Perspectives of an Interventional Cardiologist. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Nov 6;110(9 Suppl):13B-23B.
  • Stent-related artifacts in optical coherence tomography. Marc D. Feldman M.D., Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Completed literature review for hypothesis generation to examine the relationship between stent strut coverage (blood and neo-intimal hyperplasia) and degree of sunflower and merry-go-round artifacts; performed preliminary data analysis. 2011-2012
  • Kirtane AJ, Caixeta A, Généreux P, Patel R, Moses JW. Sirolimus and Paclitaxel Eluting Stent Clinical Studies, in Interventional Cardiology: Principles and Practice (eds C. Di Mario, G. D. Dangas and P. Barlis), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. 2011; Chapter 34.
  • Patel R, Kirtane AJ, Voeltz MD, Feit F, Saucedo JF, Stone GW, White HD, Mehran R, Cohen EA, Lincoff AM, Manoukian SV. Outcomes With Eptifibatide plus Heparin Compared to Bivalirudin in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Manuscript in final preparation. 2010
  • Kirtane AJ, Patel R, O'Shaughnessy C, Overlie P, McLaurin B, Solomon S, Mauri L, Fitzgerald P, Popma JJ, Kandzari DE, Leon MB. Clinical and angiographic outcomes in diabetics from the ENDEAVOR IV trial: randomized comparison of zotarolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents in patients with coronary artery disease. JACC Cardiovascular Interventions. 2009 Oct;2(10):967-76.
  • Kirtane AJ, Patel R, Moses JW. Update on drug-eluting coronary stents. Cardiology International. 2008; 9: 40-44.
  • Patel R. Distilling Down to a Diagnosis. Texas Academy of Internal Medicine, Texas Chapter of American College of Physicians, presented a case of Adult Onset Still's Disease at state Clinical Vignette Competition. 2006
  • Directional bias of light perception in patients with visuospatial neglect. Maurizio Corbetta M.D., Department of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine. Refined stimuli; collected and analyzed data. 2000-2002


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