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Dr Jig Patel

Patel_Jig_2012_6x4Reader and Honorary Consultant Pharmacist in Anticoagulation
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Institute of Pharmaceutical Science
King's College London
5th Floor, Franklin-Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH


Dr Patel holds a clinical academic position, specialising in anticoagulant drug therapy and is based between the department of haematological medicine, King’s College Hospital and the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London.

Dr Patel graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) degree in 1996. Following qualification as a pharmacist, Dr Patel has worked as a clinical pharmacist in a number of hospitals across London and the South East (University Hospital Lewisham, Kingston, Brighton and Sussex and Mayday Healthcare). Whilst at Kingston, Dr Patel completed an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice at the University of Brighton, where his thesis assessed medication risk within a district general hospital.

Dr Patel was awarded a NIHR Guy’s and St. Thomas’ / King’s College London BRC allied healthcare professional research training fellowship in 2009, in order to undertake full-time research for 3 years. Dr Patel’s thesis focussed on the pharmacokinetic changes of enoxaparin during the antenatal period, in order to determine the optimal dosing strategy of enoxaparin for the treatment of antenatal venous thromboembolism, and applied the method of non-linear mixed effects modelling and simulation. This research saw collaboration between the laboratories of Prof Roopen Arya (King’s College Hospital, UK), Prof Graham Davies (King’s College London, UK) and Dr Bruce Green (Model Answers Pty Ltd, Australia).

Dr Patel’s research is concerned with the optimal use of anticoagulant therapy in clinical practice and primarily focuses on addressing anticoagulant drug dosing issues where uncertainties exist. This work involves pharmacokinetic modelling of the anticoagulants, including the novel oral anticoagulants.

Dr Patel’s is also interested in understanding the reasons underlying non-adherence to anticoagulant therapy, so that long-term outcomes for patients prescribed anticoagulants for stroke prevention and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism are improved. This research sees collaboration with Dr Vivian Auyeung, KCL.

At King’s College Hospital, Dr Patel continues to support pregnant women prescribed low molecular weight heparin in the thrombophilia clinic. In addition, Dr Patel is responsible for directing the King’s Anticoagulation Reference Centre:

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