Monika Patel, DPT, PT

Physical therapist

Monika Patel is a physical therapist who treats adult patients with neurologic conditions. She is a neurologic clinical specialist and a multiple sclerosis certified specialist. Viewing her profession as both a science and an art, she brings her creative side into her practice and tailors care to each patient's unique qualities.

Patel's clinical and research interests include using community reintegration programs to help people affected by strokes, brain injuries or other neurologic conditions foster healthy lifestyles, establish exercise regimens and prevent future health issues. She is also interested in how yoga can benefit patients with neurologic conditions, as well as in using new technologies to improve the gait of people with multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injuries or other neurologic conditions.

After earning her doctor of physical therapy degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Patel completed a residency in neurologic physical therapy at Marquette University and the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She also has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining UCSF, she worked as a clinical trainer for LiteGait Mobility Research. She also has experience working in acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, VA hospital care and home health care. Patel is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF.

In her free time, Patel enjoys practicing yoga, running, hiking and traveling. She completed a 200-hour training program to become a yoga teacher.


Physical Therapy Faculty Practice at Mount Zion
2655 Bush St., Suite C-1
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7598
Fax: (415) 353-9554

Hours: Monday to Thursday,
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Kinesiology 2001
Washington University, D.P.T. 2005


Marquette University and Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Neurologic Physical Therapy 2012

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