Rupa Patel, M.D.

Rupa Patel
  • Assistant Professor

Faculty Bio

Roles:   Director of Women’s Health Program and Family physician at Kingston Community Health Centre (KCHC)
Key Responsibilities: 

Supervision of third year women’s health program, Family Medicine residents; clinical coverage, intrapartum obstetrics


Women’s Health Fellowship (Queens) 1996, Queen’s University, CCFP (1995), University of Ottawa, MD (1993).

Research interests:

Maternal-child health, responsible opioid prescribing, trauma informed care, compassion fatigue, breast cancer, vulnerable populations, social capital, food policy.

About Me:

I worked in family practice in a remote, rural northern community for 3 years and then moved to Kingston working in various capacities-academic family physician, GP-Oncologist and most recently community family practice in a community health centre setting. I am a board member on the KFLA Food Policy Council and am currently teaching a cooking class with Loving Spoonful.