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Premal Patel

Premal Patel, MDUTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Infectious Diseases
    Languages: English
  • UTMB Health Infectious Diseases, UHC Galveston
    • 1005 Harborside Drive
      6th Floor
      Galveston, TX 77555
    • Phone: (409) 772-0644
    • Fax: (409) 747-0777
  • Dr. Premal Patel is a board-certified Physician and an Associate 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 interest include structural social determinants of health, vulnerable populations, patient centered care, educational innovation, HIV/AIDS and global health. 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.

    Dr. Patel attends on the General Medicine wards, cares for patients in the HIV clinic and is actively involved in the global health education program. Dr. Patel serves as the course Co-Director of the 1st year META course for medical students. She is actively involved in curricular innovations in countering the hidden curriculum in medical education through advancing primary care, global health and social justice. She aims to improve the health and lives of the community locally and around the world by leveraging the tremendous potential of students to make a meaningful impact.

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    LGBTQIA+ preferred provider. Click to for LGBTQIA+ resources. Provider is LGBTQIA+ Responsive

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, MD, 2006

    Internships:

    Alpert School of Internal Medicine at Brown University - Providence, RI, 2008

    Residencies:

    Alpert School of Internal Medicine at Brown University - Providence, RI, 2008


    Certifications:

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

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