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Payal Patel, MD


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Payal Patel, MD


Dr. Patel is a pediatric neurologist who grew up in Houston, Texas, and moved to the East Coast for residency at the University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  She joined Yale in 2016 as a clinic research fellow and is currently on faculty in the department of neurology.  She holds an NIMH K23 career development award  focused on CNS markers of longitudinal cognitive outcomes in adults living with perinatal HIV.  Her research hopes to improve our understanding of the impact of HIV and other CNS infections and inflammatory conditions on the developing brain. She is part of the International NeuroHIV Clinical Consortium and ongoing pediatric HIV cohort studies (PREDICT and RESILIENCE) in Thailand and Cambodia as well. She enjoys the opportunity to learn from investigators around the world and mentor residents and students at Yale. When not working, Payal likes to spend time with her family and travelling. 

Education & Training

  • MD
    Baylor College of Medicine (2011)
  • Pediatric Neurology Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Pediatric Residency
    UT Southwestern

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
New Investigator ScholarshipConference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections2019
Emerging LeaderAmerican Academy of Neurology2018
Resident ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology2016

Departments & Organizations