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Patel, Chilvana, MD, MBBS
Clinical Associate Professor

Director, Neurophysiology Fellowship Training Program

DepartmentNeurology

Mailing Address:
301 University Blvd, Route 0539
Galveston, TX 77555-0539

Office: 9.128 John Sealy Annex
Phone: 409.772.8053
Fax: 409.772.6940

Education and Post Graduate Training
  • Medical School: 1997 to 2002, NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad - India, Degree awarded: MBBS
  • Post-Graduate Education: 2003 to 2006 BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad - India, Degree awarded: MD
  • Neurology Residency: 7/1/2008 to 6/30/2012
    PGY 1: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11219
    PGY2: NS-LIJ Health System, Manhasset, NY 11030
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship: 7/1/2012 to 6/302013 
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (General Neurology)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Clinical Neurophysiology) 
Specialties
  • Nerve conduction studies/ Electromyogram
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Electroencephalogram/ Epilepsy 
Clinical Interest
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
Research Interest
  • Neuropathies in patients with DM and Prediabetes
  • Demyelinating neuropathies
  • Neuropathies in patient with Rheumatological disorders
Selected Publications
  • Fang X, Patel CV, Gudesblatt M. Multiple Sclerosis. Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care, a monograph series published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Vol XIX, No 2, March 2020.
  • Hadakshi RK, Patel DM, Patel MM, Patel HD, Patel PJ, Patel C, Patel MV. Are migraine and benign positional vertigo associated diseases? An experience of medical college attached hospital from the western part of India. Indian Journal of Neurosciences; Vol 5, ISSN No: 2581-8236, 220-4; October – December 2019.
  • Gogia B, Rai PK, Matthys SA, Mong ER, Rodriguez R, Yassin A, Patel K, Patel CV, Masel T. Use of Noninvasive Induction Techniques in the Diagnosis of PNES. Epilepsy & Behavior. Vol 99, DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2019.106491; October 2019.
  • Shah V, Patel CV. Hashimoto’s Encephalitis: Benefit from Chronic Immunosuppressive Therapy in Steroid Non-Responder. Natl J Integr Res Med, Vol 10(1), ISSN No:0975-9840, 54-57; January-February 2019.
  • Patel CV, Patel P. Metabolic Disorders. Synopsis of Neurology, Psychiatry and Related Disorders. Eds. Ettinger A, Weisbrot D, Gallimore C. Cambridge University Press, pp 555-583, DOI: 10.1017/9781107706866.017; 2019.
  • Patel CV, Vishnubhakat S. Electrodiagnostic variation in Guillain-barre` syndrome- retrospective analysis of 95 patients. GCSMC J Med Sci, Vol (VI): No 2; July-December 2017.
  • Patel CV, Vishnubhakat S. Diabetic truncal polyneuropathy: clinical and electrophysiological abnormalities. GCSMC J Med Sci, Vol (VI): No 2; July-December 2017.
  • Patel CV, Vishnubhakat S, Narayan R Fascicular Involvement of the Posterior Tibial Nerve as Result of Perineural Ganglion Cyst at the Posterior Tibial Nerve in the Calf: A Case Report and Review of Literature.J Clin Neuromuscular Dis., 17 (2):84-87; December 2015.
  • Patel CV, Vishnubhakat S. Compression of lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve (LACN) in waitresses.J Clin Neuromuscular Dis., 16(3):121-4; March 2015.
  • Patel C, Vishnubhakat S. Compression of lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve (LACN) in waitresses. J Clin Neuromuscular Dis., 16(3):121-4; March 2015.
  • Shah A, Desai H, Patel V, Kapadia K, Vijay K, Patel C.“Pilomatrixoma presenting as Male Breast Tumor”, Gujarat Medical Journal, Official Journal of Indian Medical Association, Gujarat State Branch, vide Vol. 2(2), ISSN No: 0971-9342, 87-88; February 2007.
  • Shah MG, Dharaiya CM, Patel KJ, Patel VJ, Patel, CV, Agrawal,NR. Incidence of Tuberculosis from study of fine needle aspiration Cytology of Lymphadenopathy. Academy Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences; ISSN No: 0972-4729, 182-4; September 2006.
  • Patel VJ, Shah NA, Patel AV, Patel CV, Shah NJ, Shah HN, PathakNR. “Effect of Burns on Maternal and Foetal Outcome in Pregnancy”- Indian Journal of Burns, (National Academy of Burns-India), vide Vol: 14(1), ISSN No: 0971-653X, 55-56; December 2006.
  • Shah NA, Patel VJ, Patel CV, Patel AV, Shah HN, Shah NJ, PathakNR. “Epidemiological study of Burn Patients with Pregnancy”, Indian Journal of Burns, (National Academy of Burns-India), vide Vol: 14(1) ISSN No: 0971-653X, 44-46; December 2006.
  • Electrodiagnostic variations in Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome (GBS) retrospective analysis in 95 patients. Presented at the AANEM, Savannah, GA, October 2014. 
Honors and Awards
  • 2011-2012 Academic Chief NSLIJ Health System
  • 2011 Resident Scholarship, Graduate Education Subcommittee of American Academy of Neurology
  • 2012 Fellow Scholarship, Graduate Education Subcommittee of American Academy of Neurology
  • 2006 Gold Medal and First Rank Certificate Achieving highest score on Internal Medicine examination, Gujarat University
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine