Dr. Patel is Chair, Department of Cancer Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics at Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute and Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Patel received his doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed an oncology pharmacogenomics postdoctoral fellowship at the UNC Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy. Dr. Patel leads translational and clinical pharmacogenomics research, including implementation science, at Levine Cancer Institute. His projects range from gene discovery and translational studies to prospective interventional trials using pharmacogenomics to optimize anticancer and supportive care medications.
Dr. Patel also has an interest in supportive oncology and management of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients. Dr. Patel serves as co-investigator on phase I trials and directs blood collection for clinical trials across the cancer center. Dr. Patel serves as a medical liaison for the Department of Clinical Trials and as a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner in the Department of Supportive Oncology.
Dr. Patel has published over 130 articles, editorials, book chapters and abstracts on the topics of pharmacogenomics, pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences. He provides guest lectures on pharmacogenomics to Schools of Pharmacy across North Carolina and is the pharmacology Editor for HemOnc Today and Deputy Associate Editor for the Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer.