Urvish Patel, MBBS, MPH

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About Dr. Patel

Dr. Patel has a Master’s degree in Public Health and specializes in the field of Biostatistics. His primary area of focus includes the execution of outcomes and survival studies and clinical trials in Neurology, Neuroepidemiology, and Translational Medicine.

He has extensive experience in running clinical trials in the Neuro-AIDS division, Dept. of Neurology and Clinical Trial Unit, Dept. of Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY. Dr. Patel has successfully completed a number of externship programs pertaining to the study of stroke, epilepsy, migraine and general neurology.

With the application of clinical knowledge into research, his team has executed more than 30 projects under his lead authorship.  Many of these ventures have been awarded prestigious AHA Junior Investigator Award, Stroke Minority Travel Grant, ANA Travel Awards, ISMMS Graduate School Travel Award, and Young Investigator Award in Clinical Cardiology and recognized by media like Practice Update and Medscape.


License and Certification

  • The NIH Clinical Research Training Course Certification
  • HCUP (Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project) Data Use Agreement Training
  • Investigators/Research Staff Curriculum and Data Security/HIPPA Training, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
  • Certificate of participation in National School Health Programme-2011 from National Rural Health Mission, Government of India
  • Certificate of appreciation for organizing blood donation and thalassemia detection camps from Indian Red Cross Society (189 units of blood had collected)
  • Certificate of participation for Research Compliance Training, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 Training
  • Recipient, Diploma in Computer Science (1-year program)



  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Heart / Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)
  • Gujarat State Medical Council / Medical Council of India
  • Indian Red Cross Society


Awards and Accomplishments

  • Stroke Minority Grant, Stroke Council, AHA
  • Junior Investigator Award for International Stroke Conference (ISC), AHA
  • ANA’s travel award for 140th Annual Meeting, ANA
  • Travel award for Canadian Stroke Congress Conference, Graduate Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY 4th Best abstract in Platform Presentation in OSMECON, Osmania Medical College & International Medical J. of Students’ Research
  • Award for highest percentage gaining student in 4th Year MBBS
  • N. K. Ganguly Young Investigator Award in Clinical Cardiology, 4th World Congress International Academy of Cardiovascular Science
  • Award for highest percentage gaining student in 3rd Year MBBS
  • Speaker, Headache and Pain Special Interest Group, Annual Meeting of ANA, “Hypocalcemia and Vitamin D Deficiency induced Disability in Migraine”
  • Invited Speaker in ANA’s Special Interest Group Symposia – Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Media recognition, Medscape, Elsevier Practice Update, Connect-the official news magazine of American Society Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and OTSZ online, “Obesity Paradox”
  • Media recognition, Elsevier Practice Update, “Stroke-Associated Pneumonia”
  • Speaker, Cerebrovascular Diseases Special Interest Group, Annual Meeting of ANA, “Obesity Paradox”
  • Speaker, Annual Thesis Presentation of Icahn Sch. of Med. at Mount Sinai, NY, “Efficacy, Immunogenicity and Safety Study of Clostridium Difficile Toxoid Vaccine”


Professional Highlights

  • Clinical Observer, Dept. of Neurology, Creighton University Medical Center/ CHI Health, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Clinical Extern, Dept. of Neurology, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Clinical Observer, Vascular Neurology Division, Dept. of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
  • Medical Officer, Gujarat Endocrine Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Internship, S.B.K.S. Medical Institute & Research Centre, Vadodara, Gujarat, India


Volunteer Experience

  • Student Ambassador, MPH Graduate Program, Icahn School Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
  • Intern, Primary (Rural) Health Centre, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • Intern, National School Health Program, National Rural Health Mission, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • Camp Organizer, Ahmedabad Red Cross Blood Program, Indian Red Cross Society, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India



  • Patel UK, Sankaraneni R, Singh SP. Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) – Inpatient Trends and Psychiatric Comorbidities Poster Presentation: American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting; 2018 Dec; New Orleans, LA, USA.