IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Dr. Kavita Patel

Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington, D.C., is an MSNBC columnist and an NBC News/MSNBC contributor. She served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. A Brookings Institution nonresident fellow, she is the former managing director of clinical transformation at Brookings' Center for Health Policy.

Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington, D.C., is an MSNBC columnist and an NBC News/MSNBC contributor. She served in the Obama administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. A Brookings Institution nonresident fellow, she is the former managing director of clinical transformation at Brookings' Center for Health Policy.

Latest from Dr. Kavita Patel

25d ago

Covid-19's delta variant is spreading in America. Here's what to know.

The vaccines in the U.S. are holding strong against delta — for now.
57d ago

The U.S. is donating 80 million vaccine doses. It can do way more.

The Covid-19 pandemic isn't over for the U.S. until it's over for the world.
81d ago

America has Covid vaccine questions. Biden owes us answers.

Americans will be looking for Biden to answer some key questions when he faces the nation during MSNBC’s "Vaccinating America" town hall on Wednesday.
85d ago

Why Covid makes Mother's Day extremely hard for so many of us

For the many who have lost mothers in the past year, this Mother’s Day will be difficult to navigate.
95d ago

Biden's Covid plan has been strong — but the storm isn't over

Biden's overall success will depend not only on how he handles the pandemic recovery but what kind of nation emerges from our months of virus, fear and death.
107d ago

The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine pause is a good move

The pause for more data shows the U.S. system is working.
130d ago

America's gun violence is a disease. Why block science from studying it?

As a leading cause of death, gun violence warrants the same preventive research as other public health crises including Covid-19.
143d ago

What Covid taught us in a year

Here's what we now know, millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths later.
151d ago

Greg Abbott has left Texans to fight Covid alone

Yes, some state Covid numbers have decreased. Which is exactly why Texas needs to stay the course.
153d ago

CPAC was willing to risk lives to let Trump speak

One year and 500,000 Covid deaths later, CPAC doesn't seem to have learned its lesson.
163d ago

Texas storm power outages and spoiled Covid vaccines set the stage for a new crisis

Texas officials have put a premium on short-term gratification, placing profits over people.