Smita Patel, DO
Founder and Medical Director
Integrative Neurology and Sleep
Des Plaines, IL
Dr. Smita Patel is an integrative neurologist and sleep medicine physician, a physician leader and entrepreneur.
She graduated from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. She went on to complete her neurological training at the Medical College of Wisconsin (2005) and sleep medicine training at the University of Chicago (2006). Additionally, she completed a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, under Dr. Andrew Weil (2011).
With over 19 years of experience working in hospitals and across the healthcare industry, Dr. Patel is also involved as vice president of the Illinois State Neurological Society, a nonprofit organization that aims to advocate on behalf of patients for access to neurological care and promotes continuing education of neurologists and the public of Illinois.
Dr. Patel is the director of the Center for Brain Health at Northshore University Health System in Illinois and is founder of iNeuro Institute. With iNeuro Institute, she champions for all patients to have access to factual medical information and healthcare resources despite barriers due to socioeconomic status or bias due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. She regularly lectures to the community on integrative neurology and sleep — namely the effects of nutrition, meditation, yoga, exercise, sleep, acupuncture and evidence-based supplements on the health of the nervous system.