About Minal M. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel was born in New York and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She moved to Virginia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University, and then completed her medical studies at Georgetown University. She completed her medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and then her fellowship in Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. While there, Dr. Patel also received specialized training in Endoscopic ultrasound. She has authored many abstracts and has presented her research at conferences around the country. She joined The Gastroenterology Group in 2011. The Gastroenterology Group joined Gastro Health on September 1, 2021.

Her professional interests include advanced endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, pancreatic disorders, and colorectal cancer screening. She loves to cook, bake, and travel the world with her husband and their two children, learning about different cultures and most importantly their cuisine. Dr. Patel is also conversational in Spanish. She has been listed as a top physician in Northern Virginia Magazine and the Washingtonian.

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Anemia
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Disease & Pancreatitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Office Locations

Primary Location

Picture of the Reston Office


1939 Roland Clarke Pl.
Suite 200
Reston, VA 20191

Phone: 703-435-3366
Fax: 703-782-8833

Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.



Georgetown University School of Medicine


Emory University Hospital


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Professional Highlights


Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Awards & Recognitions

  • Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Doctor 
  • Washingtonian, Top Doctor