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Language(s) Spoken

English; Gujarati

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2019

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Important Notice​​
This provider only sees KelseyCare Advantage members by referral.

Professional Background

Dr. Biren Patel earned his medical degree in 2013 at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. He completed his Psychiatry internship and residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2016. He completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2018 and an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 2019. During his fellowships, he cared for patients at Ben Taub Hospital, the Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center, Devereux Residential Treatment Center, JSA Health Telepsychiatry, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Patel joined Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in 2019 and is managing physician of Behavioral Health.


While in his most recent fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry, he furthered his knowledge in academic medicine, psychotherapy, and the ability to publish peer-reviewed articles. Current endeavors include establishing the Behavioral Health department at an accountable care organization, Kelsey-Seybold, and working with medical professionals within a collaborative care model.

Professional Associations

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Association of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Patel enjoys exercising, sports, auto mechanics, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.

Fun Facts

The best advice Dr. Patel says he’s received came from faculty during his training experiences. The most exotic place he has visited is Svalbard in the Arctic Circle. Something most people don’t know about Dr. Patel is that he was voted “funniest student” in college. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a dentist because he enjoyed cleaning.

​The goal of my medical career is to improve access to all forms of psychiatric care. 


This provider only sees KelseyCare Advantage members by referral through their primary care specialist.

By Referral Only​​​

Awards & Recognitions

  • Texas Tech University School of Medicine Scholarship, July 2009. Received for merits from undergraduate performance.


  • Patel, B., & Kosten, T. (2019). Keeping Up with Clinical Advances: Opioid Use Disorder. CNS Spectrums, 1-7. Doi:10.1017/S109285291900110X. 

  • Moukaddam, N. & Patel, B. (2018). Substance Abuse Education in Medical Learners. Substance and Non-Substance Related Addictions. Manuscript submitted for publication. 

  • Onigu-Otite, E.; Patel, B.; Ansari, I.; Ukrani, K.; Lee, S.; & Shah, A. (2019). Substance Use in Adolescents – Diagnostic Dilemma. Psych Annals. Manuscript submitted for publication.