Patrick Lertdilok, MDPhysician
Patient care Philosophy
A passion for technology and an early recognition of medicine as a means to make a difference in the world was central to Dr Lertdilok’ s philosophy.
Breast and Women’s Imaging specialist since August of 2018
The Breast and Imaging Center and BreastGyn Clinic.
Breast Imager at the Rose
6/2018 – 6/2020
Three years at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas
One year at Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
A passion for technology and an early recognition of medicine as a means to make a difference in the world was central to Dr Lertdilok’ s philosophy. With a mother who was a pathologist and many of her eight brothers and sisters also in the medical field, Dr. Lertdilok could have easily followed in the family tradition. Instead, he earned a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus in Management Information Systems. Familiar with hospitals after visiting and observing his mother in her workplace, he accepted a role with Cerner Corporation, a supplier of health information technology solutions. Dr. Lertdilok soon found that while he enjoyed that his work indirectly contributed to better healthcare, he yearned for a career where he could have a more direct impact on patients’ lives. It was with this goal in mind that he chose to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. Lertdilok received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed a one-year Breast Imaging Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The choice of radiology was a nod to his fascination with technology and a breast imaging subspecialty allowed him to pull away from the computer screen and engage with his patients.