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Part-Time Instructor, Healthcare Administration

Faculty photo for Ishani Patel
  • I am the Section Administrator of Pediatric Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at UChicago Medicine, where I drive the strategy and operations of these service lines. I earned my undergraduate degree from Loyola's Health Systems Management program and my master's degree from Rush University. I am very passionate about the Healthcare Administration program—it is the program that prepared me to be where I am today, in my dream role. The faculty at Loyola invested in me as a student, and now I am ready to do the same for other students as an adjunct faculty member at the Parkinson School, where I teach Medical Terminology and Careers in Healthcare Administration. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, dining out, and traveling. I am so proud to be an alum and faculty member of Loyola University Chicago.

    • BS, Loyola University Chicago
    • MS, Rush University

    What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

    I enjoy teaching in the Parkinson School and am so grateful for the opportunity to meet such brilliant students. These students will be the future of health care in the United States, and it is a privilege to be preparing them for success. I am surrounded by successful and intelligent colleagues that motivate me to become more successful in my work every day.

    What would you tell a student about why your field is exciting or important?

    Being a hospital administrator is very exciting! Every single day comes with new challenges at the hospital, and there is never a true solution. The ability to be independent and have the trust of leaders across the institution to make a key decision for your hospital is incomparable. I love that I am able to make an impact every single day to our patients and serve our patient population in a different way, by improving their overall delivery and quality of care. My job is to make sure that my teams and providers have all that they need to provide nothing but the best to our patients. It takes a village to run a hospital and care for a patient—and we will do all that we can to make it happen.