ATLANTA, Ga. (October 5, 2020) – United Digestive, a leading gastroenterology practice management company, today announced Neal C. Patel, MD, as its chief strategy officer (CSO).

“I’m honored to join our executive leadership team in this new role,” said Dr. Neal C Patel, MD. “United Digestive has always collaborated with its physicians throughout all levels of the organization, and I’m excited to continue that partnership with our business leaders to help guide our ongoing growth initiatives.”

“United Digestive has always collaborated with its physicians throughout all levels of the organization, and I’m excited to continue that partnership with our business leaders to help guide our ongoing growth initiatives.”

Dr. Patel joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, an affiliated practice of United Digestive, in 2014 and served on the organization’s physician executive committee. More recently, he served as Vice President of Clinical Development for United Digestive and was a leader on the organization’s COVID-19 response team.

“Dr. Patel has been an instrumental leader within our organization for several years, and I’m proud to welcome him into this new role,” said Mark Gilreath, CEO for United Digestive. “United Digestive’s dyad leadership philosophy unites both business and physician leaders, so together, we can create a dynamic, supportive, and scalable infrastructure for our clinicians, and in turn, provide the highest quality care for our patients.”

In addition to focusing on growth initiatives as CSO, Dr. Patel will continue his clinical practice based in midtown Atlanta.