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Dr Patel holds a clinical academic position, specialising in anticoagulant drug therapy and is based between the King’s Thrombosis Centre, 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 in 1996. Following qualification as a pharmacist, Dr Patel has worked as a clinical pharmacist across London and the South East (University Hospital Lewisham, Kingston, Brighton and Sussex, Mayday Healthcare and King’s College Hospital). 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.

In 2009, Dr Patel was awarded a NIHR Guy’s and St. Thomas’ / King’s College London BRC allied healthcare professional research training fellowship. His thesis focused 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. This research saw collaboration between the laboratories of Prof Roopen Arya (King’s College Hospital, UK), Professor Graham Davies (King’s College London, UK) and Dr Bruce Green (Model Answers Pty Ltd, Australia). Following his doctoral studies, Dr Patel took up a senior lecturer position at KCL / KCH in October 2012 and was promoted to reader in September 2018. 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. 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. A particular research interest of Dr Patel’s is anticoagulation therapy as it relates to women’s health.

At King’s College Hospital, Dr Patel continues his practice in the anticoagulation clinic at King’s College Hospital. In addition, Dr Patel is responsible for directing the King’s Anticoagulation Reference Centre: At King’s College London, Dr Patel co-leads the Clinical Practice and Medication Use group with Dr Auyeung. Dr Patel is MPharm IV year lead and module lead for the Clinical Decision Making module in the final year. Dr Patel also teaches on the postgraduate diploma in pharmacy practice course, where he is module lead for the cardiac module and supervises MSc students, within this course.

Course teacher: Pharmacy Practice, MSc, MSc (Prescribing), PG Dip, PG Dip (Prescribing), PG Cert