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Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel, MD

Associate Director, Liver Transplant Program; Assistant Professor of Medicine


Department: Medicine: Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Specialties: Hepatology

Education

  • BSc (Hons.) in Biochemistry - McMaster University
  • MD - St. George's University

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the Year nominee, Albert Einstein Medical Center (2008)
  • First Place Podium Presentation: PA Chapter of ACP, Annual Abstract Competition (2007)

Vishal Patel, MD, has been practicing hepatology in the Philadelphia area for the past decade. He is associate medical director of the Hepatology and Liver Transplant Program at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Dr. Patel specializes in treating patients with cirrhosis and complications of portal hypertension, including pre- and post-liver transplant care, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), viral and autoimmune hepatitis, obesity and fatty liver disease. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Patel is also board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He has participated in several clinical trials for the treatment of hepatitis C and liver failure.

Clinical Services

Liver disease, Cirrhosis of the liver, Liver transplant

Fellowships

  • Hepatology - Albert Einstein Medical Center (2007-2008)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Lehigh Valley Hospital (2004-2007)

Vishal Patel, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Publications

"Improving Survival in Decompensated Cirrhosis"
Amar Mukerjee, Vishal Patel, Ashokkumar Jain
Int J Hepatol; 2012:318627, 2012

"Thrombocytopenia with End Stage Liver Disease and Improvement after Liver Transplantation"
Jain, Khusbu Majmundar,… Vishal Patel, Elaine Lander
Liver Transplantation, Vol. 18, No. 5 Supplement 1, S167

"Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) with increased Regulatory Compliance and Improved Patient Management in All Phases of Liver Transplantation: How We Do It"
Ashokkumar Jain, Manoj Maloo, Andreas Karachristos,… Vishal Patel, Elaine Lander
Liver Transplantation, Vol. 18, No. 5 Supplemental 1, S169

"Utility of Quantitative Measurements of Marijuana Metabolites in Urine to Monitor Abstinence from Use of Marijuana During Liver Transplant Evaluation"
Ashokkumar Jain, Manoj Maloo, Andreas Karachristos, … Vishal Patel, Phyllis Dowling
Liver Transplantation, Vol. 18, No. 5, Supplement 1, S172

"Keeping Patients Transplantable with End Stage Liver Disease and High MELD Scores Until We Find Them an Organ"
Ashokkumar Jain, Manoj Maloo, Andreas Karachristos,… Vishal Patel
Liver Transplantation, Vol. 18, No.5, Supplement 1, S221

"MRI and CT scan for the Evaluation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma"
Pathikonda M, Munoz S, Patel V, et al
Ann Hepatol, submitted

"Liver Disease in the Elderly"
Patel V, Munoz S
In: Handbook of Liver Disease. Elsevier and W.B. Saunders , Philadelphia 2011. L. Friedman and E. Keefe, Editors

Presentations

"Should Higher Doses of Anti-Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Therapy Be Considered Post-Liver Transplant (LTx) in HBV DNA Positive Recipients? A Case Report"
Vishal Patel, Amar Mukerj, Andreas Karachristos, Manoj Maloo, Ashokkumar Jain
ILTS Annual Conf, P-121, 2013

"Efficacy of Telaprevir Based Triple Therapy for HCV. Recurrence Post-Liver Transplant: Case Reports"
Vishal Patel, Jennifer Chapokas, Amar Mukerji, Martin Black, Ellen Daly, Andreas Karachristos, Manoj Maloo, Ashokkumar Jain
ILTS Annual Conf, LB-222, 2013

"Influence of Ethnicity and Other Factors of Time from Evaluation to Wait-Listing for Liver Transplantation"
Elaine Lander, Amar N. Mukerji, Selwyn Rogers, Gordon Nocholson, Angela Miller, Andreas Karachristos, Manoj Maloo. Vishal Patel, Martin Black, Ashokkumar Jain
ILTS Annual Conf, LB-23, 2013

"Effect on Tacrolimus Whole Blood Trough Concentration (WBTC) after Discontinuation of Prolonged Use of Fluconazole in Liver Transplant"
Amar N. Mukerji, Andreas Karachristos, Manoj Maloo, David Johnson, Elaine Lander, Vishal Patel, Martin Black, Ashokkumar Jain
ILTS Annual Conf., LB-28, 2013

"Skin Rash in Patients on Telaprevir-Based Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C Presents Differently Between Black and non-Black Patients"
Patel V, Musa H, Coiro K, Black M, Munoz S
Accepted as poster at DDW 2012

"Benign Hyperbilirubinemia is Common in Cirrhotic patients Treated With First Generations of Protease Inhibitors for Hepatitis C"
Verrengia M, Coiro K, Patel V, Musa M, Black M, Munoz S
Accepted as oral presentation at DDW 2012

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.


Contact Information


Practice Office

Center for Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Diseases
216 N. Broad Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.3900
Fax: 215.762.4270