Kavita Patel, M.D., M.P.H., is Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform and a Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution.  In prior positions, Dr. Patel directed the health policy program at the New America Foundation, and served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House.

Dr. Patel is a practicing physician with health care policy experience in the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where she was Deputy Staff Director for Health under Senator Edward Kennedy from 2007-2009.  She has also worked with the RAND Corporation, UCLA, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Oregon Health and Sciences University.