• English


Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Arizona , Tucson , AZ

Graduate Degree

  • Drexel University , Philadelphia , PA

Medical School

  • Oregon Health & Science University , 2009 , Portland , OR


  • University of Arizona , 2011 , Tucson , AZ


Child Neurology
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

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.


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.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Patel AA, Jannati A, Dhamne SC, Sapuwa M, Kalanga E, Mazumdar M, Birbeck GL, Rotenberg A. EEG markers predictive of epilepsy risk in pediatric cerebral malaria - A feasibility study. Epilepsy Behav. 2020 Nov 21; 113:107536. View abstract
  2. Patel AA, An S, Schomer M, Julich K, Elitt C, Heath J, Putman MS, Loddenkemper T. Bone Health Screening Practices Among Neurologists in Patients on Antiepileptic Drugs: A Quality Improvement Project. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 01; 102:49-55. View abstract
  3. Patel AA, Ciccone O, Njau A, Shanungu S, Grollnek AK, Fredrick F, Hodgeman R, Sideridis GD, Kapur K, Harini C, Kija E, Peters JM. A pediatric epilepsy diagnostic tool for use in resource-limited settings: A pilot study. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 06; 59:57-61. View abstract