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Archana A. Patel | Medical Services

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  • English

Archana A. Patel | Education

Undergraduate School

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Graduate School

MPH

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Medical School

Oregon Health & Science University

2009, Portland, OR

Residency

Pediatrics

University of Arizona

2011, Tucson, AZ

Residency

Child Neurology

Boston Children's Hospital

2014, Boston, MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Epilepsy

Boston Children's Hospital

2015, Boston, MA

Archana A. Patel | Professional History

Clinical care is the main focus of Dr. Archana Patel’s career, both in general child neurology and in the subspecialty of pediatric epilepsy. Dr. Patel is also dedicated to global health child neurology, with both direct research interests in the development of methods to deliver care in low resource regions, as well as interests in broader public health measures of working policy and advocacy directed toward access to care, stigma, and education. Dr. Patel spends several months a year working in Zambia to help strengthen child neurology care in this region, and also serves as a consultant for the World Health Organization on issues regarding child development and neurological conditions, specifically working in the areas of congenital Zika virus and epilepsy.

Archana A. Patel | Publications

My core belief in approaching clinical care is that the relationship between the physician and patient (and their family) should be one where both parties can understand, listen, and respect one and another. The interactions I have with children and their families are what drive my passion for clinical medicine and child neurology. I believe that medicine is not just something to be practiced in the clinic, but needs to address all aspects of care, from the child’s entire well-being, to the impact on the family, school, and household concerns. Not only is this how I approach clinical care, but it also drives my academic interests, which encompass a broader clinical research and public health approach to improving child neurology care for children around the world, particularly in low-resource regions.