Physician Assistant StudiesFaculty

patel-p_144x187Premal G. Patel, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Director, PA Studies

Contact Information
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1145
Phone: (409) 772-4182
Email: pgpatel@utmb.edu

Research Interests
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.

Biography
Dr. Premal Patel is a board-certified Physician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director for the UTMB Physician Assistant Program and Associate Director of the Global Health Education Program at UTMB. She earned an MD 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, 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. In 2014, Dr. Patel was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers.


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