Chirag Patel, MD, PhD


Residency: University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Adult Neurology

Internship: East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School, MD

Graduate School: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, PhD

Graduate School: Johns Hopkins University, MSE Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, BS Biomedical Engineering (concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering), Minors in Spanish and Mathematics


  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Biomedical Engineering


  • Journal of Neuroscience Methods
  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology


Full list:

(*co-first author) Abdaljaleel M*, Mazumder R*, Patel CB*, Im K, Pope W, Liau LM, Vinters HV, Yong WH. Multiple calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis (MCAPNON): Distinct entity, CAPNON variant, or old neurocysticercosis? Neuropathology. 2016 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27862397

Kaufman DR, Sheehan B, Stetson P, Bhatt AR, Field AI, Patel C, Maisel JM. Natural Language Processing-Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for Input to Electronic Health Records: A Comparative Usability Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2016 Oct 28;4(4):e35. PMID: 27793791

(*co-first author) Chang T*, Patel CB*, Keener AM, Keselman I, Jamal NI. Movements Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Images in Clinical Neurology Case of Hyperglycemic Hemichorea. Neurohospitalist. 2016 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1177/1941874416671648

Patel CB, Trikamji B, Mathisen GE, Yim CM, Zipser BD, Mishra SK. MRI Ventral Nerve Root Enhancement in Five Patients Presenting with Extremity Weakness Secondary to Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus. J Clin Neuromuscul Dis. 2016 Sep;18(1):41-3. PMID: 27552389

Ferrell JK, Cattano D, Brown RE, Patel CB, Karni RJ. The effects of anesthesia on the morphoproteomic expression of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: a pilot study. Transl Res. 2015 Dec;166(6):674-82. PMID: 26423449

Daye D, Patel CB, Ahn J, Nguyen FT. Challenges and opportunities for reinvigorating the physician-scientist pipeline. J Clin Invest. 2015 Mar 2;125(3):883-7. PMID: 25689260

Tanios G, Aranguren IM, Goldstein JS, Patel CB. Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma: A Metabolic Disorder? Case Report with Review of the Literature. Am J Case Rep. 2013 Dec 2;14:518-25. PMID: 24349605

Lambert EM, Patel CB, Fakhri S, Citardi MJ, Luong A. Optical rhinometry in nonallergic irritant rhinitis: a capsaicin challenge study. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2013 Jun 3. PMID: 23733747

Dominguez M, Perez JA, Patel CB. Efficacy of 3% saline vs. Conivaptan in achieving hyponatremia treatment goals. Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 2013 Jan;9(1):49-53. PMID: 23519387

Peiris AN, Patel CB. Predictive analytics: the fifth clinical element. South Med J. 2013 Apr;106(4):290-1. PMID: 23558420

Gomez-Rivera F, Cattano D, Ramaswamy U, Patel CB, Altamirano A, Man LX, Luong A, Chen Z, Citardi MJ, Fakhri S. Pilot study comparing total intravenous anesthesia to inhalational anesthesia in endoscopic sinus surgery: novel approach of blood flow quantification. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Nov;121(11):725-32. PMID: 23193905

Patel CB, Cattano D. Intraoperative conversion to open technique: is informed consent implied? J Clin Ethics. 2012 Spring;23(1):60-7. PMID: 22462385

Welsh KJ, Patel CB, Fernando RC, Torres JD, Medrek SK, Schnapp WB, Brown CA, Buck DS. Prevalence of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in Houston Outreach Medicine, Education, and Social Services (HOMES) Clinic patients: implications for student-managed clinics for underserved populations. Acad Med. 2012 May;87(5):656-61. PMID: 22450177

Kotha P, Patel CB, Vijayaraghavan K, Patel TG, Misra R. Modified criteria for determining cardiometabolic syndrome in Asian Indians living in the USA: report from the diabetes among Indian Americans national study. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Mar 8;155(2):343-5. PMID: 22261694

Patel CB, Schauberger EM, Nguyen FT. Toward a better understanding of the retention of physician-scientists in the career pipeline. Acad Med. 2012 Apr;87(4):390-1. PMID: 22452911

Cattano D, Corso RM, Altamirano AV, Patel CB, Meese MM, Seitan C, Hagberg CA. Clinical evaluation of the C-MAC D-Blade videolaryngoscope in severely obese patients: a pilot study. Br J Anaesth. 2012 Oct;109(4):647-8. PMID: 22976864

Amini B, Patel CB, Lewin MR, Kim T, Fisher RE. Diagnostic nuclear medicine in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jan;29(1):91-101. PMID: 20825918

Cattano D, Valleggi S, Cavazzana A, Patel CB, Ma D, Maze M, Giunta F. Xenon exposure in the neonatal rat brain: effects on genes that regulate apoptosis. Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Jun;77(6):571-578. PMID: 21617619

Patel CB, Cohen DM, Ahobila-Vajjula P, Sundberg LM, Chacko T, Narayana PA. Effect of VEGF treatment on the blood-spinal cord barrier permeability in experimental spinal cord injury: dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurotrauma. 2009 Jul;26(7):1005-16. PMID: 19226205

(*co-first author) Cohen DM*, Patel CB*, Ahobila-Vajjula P, Sundberg LM, Chacko T, Liu SJ, Narayana PA. Blood-spinal cord barrier permeability in experimental spinal cord injury: dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI. NMR Biomed. 2009 Apr;22(3):332-41. PMID: 19023867

Patel CB. Consider using diffusion tensor imaging in Geron phase I trial. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Aug;30(7):E97. Epub 2009 Apr 22. PMID: 19386734

Patel CB. Letter by Patel regarding article, “A primer in longitudinal data analysis”. Circulation. 2009 Jul 28;120(4):e25. PMID: 19635976

O'Daniel JC, Rosenthal DI, Garden AS, Barker JL, Ahamad A, Ang KK, Asper JA, Blanco AI, de Crevoisier R, Holsinger FC, Patel CB, Schwartz DL, Wang H, Dong L. The effect of dental artifacts, contrast media, and experience on interobserver contouring variations in head and neck anatomy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2007 Apr;30(2):191-8. PMID: 17414470

Patel CB. Cultural humility in medicine: beyond the K-20 pipeline. Tex Med. 2006 Apr;102(4):7. PMID: 17128753

Sherman DL, Patel CB, Zhang N, Rossell LA, Tsai YC, Thakor NV, Mirski MA. Sinusoidal modeling of ictal activity along a thalamus-to-cortex seizure pathway I: new coherence approaches. Ann Biomed Eng. 2004 Sep;32(9):1252-64. PMID: 15493512

Paul JS, Patel CB, Al-Nashash H, Zhang N, Ziai WC, Mirski MA, Sherman DL. Prediction of PTZ-induced seizures using wavelet-based residual entropy of cortical and subcortical field potentials. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2003 May;50(5):640-8. PMID: 12769440

Loeb DM, Evron E, Patel CB, Sharma PM, Niranjan B, Buluwela L, Weitzman SA, Korz D, Sukumar S. Wilms' tumor suppressor gene (WT1) is expressed in primary breast tumors despite tumor-specific promoter methylation. Cancer Res. 2001 Feb 1;61(3):921-5. PMID: 11221883


Full list:

Patel CB, Nguyen H, Manoukian J, Ellingson B, Czernin J, Cloughesy T, Nghiemphu P, Lai A, “Quantitation of 18F-DOPA Uptake on PET Predicts Tumor Grade with High Sensitivity and Specificity in Newly-Diagnosed Glioma: UCLA Experience,” 20th Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 11/19/2015-11/22/2015. DOI: 10.1093/neuonc/nov225.57

Mishra SK, Patel CB, Mathisen GE, Trikamji BV, “Neurological Manifestations of West Nile Virus at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, 2012-2013,” 139th American Neurological Association (ANA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 10/12/2014-10/14/2014. DOI: 10.1002/ana.24247

Patel CB, Mishra SK, Trikamji BV, Zipser BD, “MRI Ventral Nerve Root Enhancement In 3 Patients Presenting with Lower Extremity Weakness Secondary to West Nile Virus,” American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 66th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 4/26/2014-5/3/2014.

Patel CB, Kattepogu KM, Park IJ, Eng C, Delclos ME, Feig BW, Crane CH, Skibber JM, Das P, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Krishnan S, Chang GJ, “Impact of Preoperative Radiation Dose Escalation on Pathological Outcomes and Radiation Toxicity in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer (LARC): A Matched Pair Analysis,” American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 47th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 6/3/2011-6/7/2011.

Skrinar AM, Smith JA, Patel CB, Landy H, “Disease Severity in Children and Adults with Hypophosphatasia,” The American Society of Human Genetics 60th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 11/2/2010-11/6/2010.

Pardi DJ, Patel CB, Lammers GJ, “Associations Between Body Mass Index and Sleep Parameters in Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Patients from the European Narcolepsy Network Database,” 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Lisbon, Portugal, 9/14/2010-9/18/2010.

Pardi DJ, Patel CB, Lammers GJ, “The Prevalence and Inter-Country Differences of Body Mass Index Classification in Narcolepsy with Cataplexy Patients in Five European Countries,” 20th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society (ESRS), Lisbon, Portugal, 9/14/2010-9/18/2010.

(oral presentation) Patel CB, Narayana PA, “Angiopoietin-1 Reduces Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier Permeability and Lesion Volume in the Acute Phase of Spinal Cord Injury: MRI and Histological Studies,” Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Stockholm, Sweden, 5/1/2010-5/7/2010.

Po MJ, Lin R, Chen B, Patel CB, Awon J, Allen L, Lantz J, Gerber AJ, “Developing a Novel Therapeutic Game for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” 1st American Medical Association (AMA) - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Medical Technology: Individualized Healthcare, Washington, DC, USA, 3/21/2010-3/23/2010.

(oral presentation) Patel CB, Cohen DM, Ahobila-Vajjula P, Sundberg LM, Chacko T, Narayana PA, “Effect of VEGF Treatment on the Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier Permeability in Experimental Spinal Cord Injury: Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, p. 634, 4/18/2009-4/24/2009.

(oral presentation) Patel CB, “Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Medical Teaching Institutions,” American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Annual Meeting Race and Culture / Ethnicity (RACE) Affinity Group Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 10/25/2008.

(oral presentation) Patel CB, Welsh KJ, Chinnappan RR, Bull LM, “Inter-institutional and Inter-professional Student-Run Homeless Clinic: A Model for Other Medical Schools,” Society of Teachers of Family Medicine 34th Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, 1/24/2008-1/27/2008.

Welsh KJ, McCurdy SA, Patel CB, Williams LT, Agbim UA, Fernando RC, King BT, Buck DS, Bull LM, “Houston Outreach Medicine, Education, and Social Services' (HOMES) homeless population demographics, descriptions and barriers to care,” 135th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 11/3/2007-11/7/2007.

Muallem G, Patel CB, Boisaubin EV, “A Student-Initiated Elective in Medical Ethics: Innovations in Design and Institutionalization,” 8th Annual Advances in Teaching & Learning Regional Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 5/17/2007.

Patel CB, Benjamins LJ, “The Impact of a Brief Intervention on Medical Students' Readiness to Screen for Domestic Violence - Changes in Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy,” 8th Annual Advances in Teaching & Learning Regional Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 5/17/2007.

(oral presentation) Patel CB, “Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Medical Teaching Institutions,” Southern Medical Association 100th Annual Scientific Assembly, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 10/14/2006.

Patel CB, Cohen DM, Ahobila-Vajjula P, Chacko T, Sundberg LM, Liu SJ, Narayana PA, “Quantification of Blood Spinal Cord Barrier (BSCB) Permeability with Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI in Experimental Spinal Cord Injury,” 24th Annual National Neurotrauma Society Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 7/7/2006-7/9/2006. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2006.23.985

Patel CB, Wang H, Zhang J, Dong L, “3D Probability Distribution of Treatment Targets: A New Way to Define 3D Organ Motion for Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy,” Proceedings of the 47th American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, 10/16/2005-10/20/2005. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2005.07.884, PMID: 16265758

Patel CB, Paul JS, Zhang N, Ziai WC, Mirski MA, Sherman DL, “Neuromodulatory Effects of Anterior Thalamic DBS in the Rodent PTZ-Induced Epilepsy Model,” 2nd Annual Meeting of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), San Diego, California, USA, 2/7/2004-2/8/2004. DOI: 10.1385/NCC:1:2:255

Sherman DL, Tong S, Patel CB, Zhang N, Ziai WC, Mirski MA, “AED-Induced Alterations in Selective Thalamocortical Mutual Information Prior to PTZ Seizures in Rats,” Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of The American Epilepsy Society (AES), Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 12/5/2003-12/10/2003. DOI: 10.1046/j.1528-1157.44.s9.5.x, PMID: 14531862

Patel CB, Sherman DL, Paul JS, Zhang N, Mirski MA, “Residual Entropy Reveals Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation on Neural Activation in PTZ-Induced Epilepsy,” Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Cancún, Mexico, 9/17/2003-9/21/2003. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2003.1280370

(oral presentation) Patel CB, Paul JS, Al-Nashash H, Zhang N, Ziai WC, Mirski MA, Sherman DL, “A Wavelet Entropy Approach for Predicting Pentylenetetrazol-Induced Seizures,” Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments, 21st Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 9/28/2002-9/29/2002.

Paul JS, Patel CB, Asari VK, Sherman DL, “Unbiased Frequency Estimation of Narrowband Signals Using Procrustes Type Subspace Rotation,” Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Orlando, Florida, USA, 5/13/2002-5/17/2002. DOI: 10.1109/ICASSP.2002.5744946

(oral presentation) Sherman DL, Patel CB, Zhang N, Thakor NV, Mirski MA, “Parametric Temporal Coherence Estimation Through a Subspace Technique and its Application to Epileptic Seizure Propagation,” Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), Baltimore, Maryland, USA, p. 647, 3/21/2001-3/23/2001.


  • 2015-7 NIH NINDS Translational Neuroscience Training Grant (R25)
  •  2015-6 American Medical Association Foundation Research Seed Grant
  • 2009 Radiological Society of North America Research and Education Foundation Research Medical Student Grant
  • 2006-8 American Medical Association Ethics Group Ethics in Action Grant
  • 2002 Epilepsy Foundation of America Health Sciences Student Fellowship
  •  2000-2 JHU Whiting School of Engineering Dean's Research Award for Biomedical Engineering Students


  •  2016 Stanford Society of Physician Scholars
  • 2016 Translational and Clinical Research Course, American Neurological Association
  • 2016 Research Career Development Symposium: How to be Successful in Academic Neuroscience Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology
  •  2015-6 Neurologist-In-Training Clinical Ethics Elective, American Academy of Neurology
  • 2014 Top Neurologist in California Award, HealthTap Fall 2014 Top Doctor Competition
  • 2013 Outstanding PGY-1 Resident Award, ETSU James H. Quillen College of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine
  • 2009 Third Prize Team (out of 78 proposals from 44 universities) award for “Therapeutic Gaming for Autistic Children” proposal, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology Prize for Primary Healthcare
  • 2009 Dee S. and Patricia Osborne Endowed Scholarship in the Neurosciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • 2009 Educational Travel Stipend, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 17th Scientific Meeting
  • 2007 Early Career Scholars Program Travel Award, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • 2007 Student of the Year Award, Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section
  • 2005 Five Outstanding Young Texans Award, Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • 2005 Daily Point of Light No. 2978, Points of Light Foundation
  • 2005 Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, American Medical Association Foundation
  • 2005 Lewis Hine Award, National Child Labor Committee
  • 2004 Physician Oncology Education Program Medical Student Scholarship, Texas Medical Association
  • 2003 Diversity Recognition Award, Johns Hopkins University Diversity Leadership Council
  • 2002 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2002 Governor's Volunteer & Service Award, Maryland Governor's Office on Service & Volunteerism