Internship and Residency

Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona

Medical School

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
El Paso, Texas
2011- 2015

Undergraduate School

Southern Methodist University
Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Minors in Business Administration and Mathematics
Dallas, TX

Professional Associations

American Board of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
2015 – Present

American Medical Association
2011- Present

Texas Medical Association
2022 – Present


Dr. Patel is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Patel has worked as an outpatient pediatrician for the last four years in St. Louis, Missouri while her husband completed his medical training. She grew up in the North Texas area before graduating Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University (SMU). She earned her medical degree at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas and completed her pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She joined Forest Lane Pediatrics in 2022 and is excited to be back in the DFW area closer to her family. 

Dr. Patel is a new mom and looks forward to helping families navigate the joys and struggles of being a new parent. She believes it is an honor for families to trust her in the care of their children. She lives in the Plano area with her husband and daughters. Outside of caring for patients, she enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family.

Patient Reviews

“We are super happy about the care by Dr.Rinkal Patel.
– She empathizes about our concerns and responds accordingly.
– She is friendly in her communication and with the kids.
– She explains possible scenarios of the issue and provides us options on how to overcome.
– She is very knowledgeable.
– We have twins, Rinkal made our hospital experience less worrisome.
Thank you Dr. Rinkal.” – Raghav

“Dr. Patel is always so kind to my daughter and me. She answers all of my questions thoroughly and takes her time.” – Jessica

“Dr Patel is incredible! She’s so sweet and knowledgeable, and you can tell she genuinely cares for her patients and their parents!” – Shirin