Anup Patel MD

Medical Cannabis Editor

Anup Patel MD is board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, epilepsy, and clinical neurophysiology. He is an associate professor for neurology and pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He is also an associate medical director for Partners for Kids, the nation’s largest pediatric accountable care organization (ACO), and is the director of the complex epilepsy clinic.

His journal publications and clinical research interests are in pediatric epilepsy, health care utilization, and quality improvement. He has published journal articles involving medical cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD). He has participated in many research trials involving CBD for use in pediatric epilepsy. He is the lead author of the position statement for medical marijuana by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He has given several presentations on the topic of medical cannabis at various regional, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Patel serves on the professional advisory boards for the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation, Hemispherectomy Foundation, Rare Epilepsy Network, and on the medical advisory council for Make-A-Wish America.

Dr. Patel completed his child neurology residency at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as chief resident. He completed his neurophysiology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.