Shilpen Patel is a radiation oncologist at the University of Washington. He works as an associate professor and specializes in lung and gastrointestinal tumors. He served as chair of Equal Rights Washington from 2009-2011. During his term as chair, Equal Rights Washington successfully campaigned to become the first state in the United States, where the voters upheld domestic partnership. In addition, he currently serves as chair of the American Medical Association’s Young Physician Section. He also works with a number of organizations to improve health care including the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and Washington State Medical Association.
Shilpen earned his MD from the University of Texas and has published extensively in the medical field. He has recently been named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors in Seattle Magazine and won one of five AMA Foundation Leadership Award.