Sejal Patel was born in New Jersey and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in religion. In 2012, she earned her Masters in Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining CTVS in 2016, she was a practicing physician assistant in the areas of emergency medicine, inpatient cardiothoracic surgery, as well as trauma. Sejal is an active member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery and Central Texas Physician Assistant Society.