Dr. Kavita Patel

Dr. Kavita Patel is an MSNBC columnist, primary care physician in Washington, D.C. and NBC News/MSNBC contributor. She previously 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 is an MSNBC columnist, primary care physician in Washington, D.C. and NBC News/MSNBC contributor. She previously 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.