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Premal Patel, MD

Premal Patel

Premal Patel, MD is a board-certified Physician and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. She also is an Assistant Professor and Medical Director in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies as well as serves as the Associate Director of the Global Health Education Program at UTMB and co-coordinator of the Global Health Inter-Professional Core Course. Dr. Patel 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.