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Personal Biography

Dr Amit Patel (MD, FRCP, AHEA) graduated from King’s College London in 2001. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 2005. He undertook postgraduate training in Respiratory and General (Internal) Medicine in London at some of the country’s leading hospitals including King’s College Hospital, St Thomas’s Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital. During his higher specialist training he went on to study for a MD in the Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology within King’s College London.

His qualifications include:

  • MBBS, King’s College London (2001)
  • MRCP, Royal College of Physicians (2005)
  • AHEA, Higher Education Academy (2011)
  • MD, King’s College London (2015)
  • FRCP, Royal College of Physicians (2016)

Research and Publications

Dr Patel’s research interest is in developing novel techniques in the assessment of interstitial lung diseases and sarcoidosis. He had also collaborated in research on the management of cough.

Dr Patel’s work is published in high impact factor international journals and he is a collaborator on projects both nationally and internationally. His work has been presented at major symposia in North America, Europe and the UK. Dr Patel also acts as a peer reviewer of other researcher’s work for major scientific journals

His notable publications include the following:

Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, G Kier, S Bajwah, RD Bar ker, T. M. Maher, E. A. Renzoni, A. U. Wells, I. J. Higginson and S.S. Birring, Respiratory Medicine 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.rmed.2013.06.009.

The development and validation of the King’s Sarcoidosis Questionnaire for the assessment of health status.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, D. Creamer, G. Larkin, T. M. Maher, E. A. Renzoni, A. U. Wells, I. J. Higginson, and S. S. Birring, Thorax 2013 Jan;68 (1):57-65 .

The development and validation of the King’s Brief Interstitial Lung Disease (K-BILD) health status questionnaire.
Patel, A. S., R. J. Siegert, K. Brignall, P. Gordon, S. Steer, S. R. Desai, T. M. Maher, E. A. Renzoni, A. U. Wells, I. J. Higginson, S.S. Birring,Thorax. Epub ahead of press.doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-201581.

Interventions to improve symptoms and quality of life of patients with fibrotic ILD: a systematic review of the literature.
S Bajwah, JR Ross, JL Peacock, IJ Higginson , AU Wells, AS Patel, J Koffman , J Riley, Thorax. 2012 Dec 1.doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202040. [Epub ahead of print].

Improvement in health status following cough-suppression physiotherapy for patients with chronic cough.
Patel, A. S., G. Watkin, B. Willig, K. Mutalithas, H. Bellas, R. Garrod, I. D. Pavord, and S. S. Birring, Chron.Respir.Dis. 2011: 8 (4) 253-258.

Specialist Palliative Care is More Than Drugs: A Retrospective Study of ILD Patients.
Bajwah, S., I. J. Higginson, J. R. Ross, A. U. Wells, S. S. Birring, A. Patel, and J. Riley, Lung, 2012:190 (2) 215-220.

The Challenge of Reflux-Cough in “Effects, Diagnosis and Management of Extra-esophageal Reflux”
Patel AS and Birring SS, Nova Science Publishers Inc, 2011, pp 397-403.

Newer Fluoroquinolones in the treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD.
Patel A, Wilson R., International Journal of COPD, 2006:1(3) 243-250.

Comparing the pneumonia severity index with the CURB scores.
Patel A., Thorax, Sep 2005; 60: 722 Lung Alert.

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