Kashyap Patel, MDis the CEOof Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates. He has a practice with 8 providers. He is the President for the Community Oncology Alliance. He interacts regularly with the US congress and Senate as well as White House on healthcare policy related issues for cancer patients. Heis a consultant Medical Director for the Blue Cross Blue Shields of SC. He is also the Medical Director of the International Oncology Network. He is the author of a book published by the Penguin Randomhouse India, www.betweenlifeanddeath.org
He is Associate Editor in Chief of the EBO publication of the American Journal of Managed Care.He has a special interest in health care disparities, value-based care, and the end-of-life care He authored a book Between Life and Death; from despair to hope, He has had extensive research experience in the field of oncology and has published and/or presented over 80 articles/abstracts in journals and/or meetings (nationally and internationally). He has had research merit awards for research in cancer including ASCO merit awards during fellowship. He has received numerous awards including Living the Mission Award and Lifetime achievements awards from national cancer associations (ACCC, NCODA). In India he had worked as a journalist for the Indian Express Group and was a photojournalist.
He has started a foundation to support uninsured cancer patients and all proceeds from the book sales will go to 501C3 foundation-No One Left Alone (NOLA)
He has been interviewed and have featured in multiple national media including Washington Post, New York Times, CBS news, NPR just to name a few.