Kartick Patel ’08
VIDEO Degree: Bachelor of Science
in Biology Career: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Kartick’s Story
up in Malawi, Africa, Kartick Patel was an excellent student with a strong
interest and natural aptitude for the sciences. He was also a soccer player who
had his share of problems with his feet and ankles.
Becoming a podiatrist was the
perfect career choice.
Upon graduation from the Kent State
University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Patel will be a
certified podiatric physician and will begin his three-year residency.
“Viterbo prepared me well for my
future career,” Patel said. “In addition to the excellent science facilities
and faculty, Viterbo really stressed the importance of a strong work ethic and
Patel found a warm and welcoming community at
Viterbo, he said. He quickly became very involved on campus, serving as the
president of the Student Government Association and participating in numerous
“I enjoy helping people,” he said. “I was able to do
that at Viterbo and can continue to do so in my career.”
After graduating from Viterbo, Patel earned a masters
degree in health systems administration from Georgetown University.
“I want to eventually be both a practitioner and an administrator,”