From humble beginnings and against great odds, Pulkit Joitaram Patel, MD, led a remarkable life—one that transformed him from a barefoot boy in Unjha, India, into an esteemed surgeon in Terre Haute, Indiana. Along the way, he emerged as a beloved community leader and a guiding light to friends and family members across two continents.

“We arrived in America in June 1966 with four Ds—a dream of a better life, a degree from medical school, a few dollars in our pockets, and a daughter who tightly held on to our hands.” – Pulkit J. Patel, MD

In loving memory.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dr. Patel’s memory to the Pulkit Patel Memorial Fund at the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807 or by clicking Give Online.