Thakor Patel is a certified internist/nephrologist retired from the US Navy after 23 years active service, where he acted as medical director and program head, among others. Patel participated in Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada and Operation Desert Shield/Storm, before moving on to Veterans Affairs as national director for kidney diseases, diabetes and cancer. After retirement, he has dedicated his time to creating and managing the Sevak Project that trains people in rural areas to screen for preventable chronic diseases.
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