Premal Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Premal Patel, M.D.
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0566
|Degree/Training Completed||Year||Name & Location|
|B.S.||2000||University of Houston Clear Lake,
Clear Lake City, TX
|M.Sc.||2005||London School of Economics|
|M.D.||2006||University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX|
|Internship & Residency||2008||Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University,
Dr. Premal Patel is a board-certified Physician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. She also serves as the Associate Director of the Global Health Education Program at UTMB and is co-coordinator of the Global Health Inter-Professional Core Course. She earned an M.D. degree from UTMB and completed her Residency and Internship from the Warren Alpert School of Brown University. She has received accreditation though the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV Specialist. She also holds a master's degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Patel's special interests include HIV/AIDS in the developing and developed world, HIV and Hepatitis B Co-infection, Preventive Care for HIV-Infected Patients, HIV Drug Resistance, and education in HIV and global health. In addition to presenting at AIDS 2010, she has had many accepted abstracts to international HIV conferences.
Prior to joining UTMB, Dr. Patel served as an internist in the Pediatric AIDS Corps in Gaborone, Botswana through the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative and Baylor College of Medicine. Her activities included coordinating the Adult HIV clinic, HIV related journal club, sputum induction program for TB diagnosis, developing preventive care guidelines for HIV infected patients and teaching rotating students, residents and fellows.
Dr. Patel attends on the General Medicine wards at the TDCJ hospital sees patients in the HIV clinic and is actively involved in the global health education program.
The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
- 111 - Stroke Alert
- 112 - Stroke Activation
- 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
- 3000000001 - Stroke Critical care without tPA
- 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
- 3004002 - Stroke Discharge
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.