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Biography

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. Whilst at Kingston Hospital, 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. A particular research interest of Dr Patel’s is anticoagulation therapy in the context of women’s health.

At King’s College Hospital, Dr Patel continues to practice in the anticoagulation clinic at King’s College Hospital. At King’s College London, Dr Patel is research group lead for the Medicines Use group within IPS. Dr Patel teaches primarily on the MPharm programme at KCL.