After graduating from Magna Cum Laude with a Degree in Biochemisty and Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland Honors College, Dr. Patel completed her Doctorate of Medicine with Honors at St. Georges University School of Medicine. She then pursued and completed her residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital (NYU Affiliate) in New York. In her final year of Residency, Dr. Patel completed and was awarded the "Hazelton Award"—Training in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Screening, Intervention, and Treatment. In addition, during undergraduate, medical school, and residency training, she collaborated her efforts and published numerous articles and abstracts detailing her research from prestigious institutions including NIH (National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland).
Dr. Patel has been active in both bench work and clinical research since 1987. Her endeavors have spanned various research topics such as treatment modalities and side effects in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, analyzing perforation rates during diagnostic colonoscopies, analyzing the bio-kinetics of Rhodanese and 3-MPST in the detoxification of Cyanide, and characterizing and distinguishing the structure and catalytic function of Cholera Toxin and Heat Labile Toxin.