Kinjal Patel MD

Physician & Yoga Instructor

Los Angeles, CA


Office Hours

How does this work?

I work to ameliorate healthcare delivery and access.

Ask me about
health startups
clinical product
Internal Medicine
medicare advantage
Chronic Glomerulonephritis
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Care Management (CCM) Software
Anemia of Chronic Disease and Renal Failure
end stage kidney disease
senior wellness
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring
clinical strategy
Work experience

Jan 2021 - Present



Yoga and meditation services


Mar 2020 - Dec 2020

Cricket Health

VP, Clinical Strategy


Nov 2019 - Feb 2020

Calyx Health

Chief Medical Officer


May 2019 - Nov 2019

Calyx Health

VP, Clinical Care & Value

1. Clinically lead product development 2. Provide leadership for the flagship Alameda clinic care team 3. Lead implementation of care delivery features that provide outstanding primary care for seniors in a value based setting 4. Oversee and produce clinical policy for the organization


Jan 2019 - May 2019

Calyx Health

Clinical Consultant

1. Consultant on central clinical development and strategy projects 2. Serve as clinical lead for remote hypertension monitoring program


Sep 2017 - Jul 2018

One Medical

Director of External Clinical Collaborations

1. Overseeing and building relationships with clinical partners to affect synergy in high value care 2. Designing and implementing internal clinical processes to allow consistency in data sharing and care alliances 3. Clinical lead on interdisciplinary services of care navigation and coaching to enhance total care of the patient 4. Provide clinical input on product development


Jan 2017 - Sep 2017

One Medical

Physician and Leadership Fellow

1. Leading referral process design and scalability for the company centrally: IT, operations, and clinical standards 2. Advising on and shaping care navigation design centrally, for both Medicare and commercial populations 3. Practicing as a primary care physician


Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

National Kidney Foundation

Medical Advisory Board Member


Aug 2015 - Dec 2016

Anthem, Inc.

Director of Nephrology and Kidney Disease Prevention, CareMore Health System/Anthem

1. Oversaw nephrology care for all CareMore markets (Medicare and Medicaid patients). 2. Had clinical, operational and financial accountability for a department that accounted for over 17 million USD in yearly revenue for the company. 3. Managed a clinical team that delivered services to CareMore's members with ESRD (end stage renal disease) and advanced CKD (chronic kidney disease). 4. Designed and implemented a transparent and patient centered process for kidney transplant evaluation for the whole health system. 5. Served as subject matter expert and educator for all clinicians in the company. 6. Identified operational gaps, proposed solutions and implemented systems changes to improve our clinical operations. 7. Developed and managed several external partnerships on behalf of CareMore. 8. Oversaw utilization management pertinent to nephrology. 9. Participated in leadership strategy development, culture shifts and talent recruitment for the enterprise.


Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

Massachusetts General Hospital

Nephrology Fellow

Jun 2010 - Jun 2013

Columbia University Medical Center

Internal Medicine Resident


2006 - 2010

Columbia University

MD, Medicine

2002 - 2006

Brown University

BS, Biochemistry

Board Certified

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