Dr. Janak A. Patel is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Department of Infection Control & Healthcare Epidemiology at UTMB. He joined UTMB in 1989 as Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of Department of Pediatrics where he served as division director from 1995 to 2021. In 2017, he was appointed as Director of Infection Control & Healthcare Epidemiology. He has participated extensively in patient care, teaching, research and administration, including many in leadership role. Dr. Patel has been the principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 50 clinical and bench research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical corporations and other agencies. Dr. Patel has authored more than 100 articles which have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at the School of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He finished a pediatric residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He completed his fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo.
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