• Dr. Patel's clinical practice is focused on general infectious diseases and HIV care for inpatients and outpatients at UAB Medical Center and the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center (BVAMC)in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at the BVAMC. In addition to clinical care, Dr. Patel coordinates teaching activities across the pre-clinical curriculum at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Leveraging Technology and Gamification to Engage Learners in a Microbiology Curriculum in Undergraduate Medical EducationMedical Science Educator.  32:649-655. 2022
    2016 Validated risk score for predicting 6-month mortality in infective endocarditisJournal of the American Heart Association.  5. 2016
    2015 One-year outcome following biological or mechanical valve replacement for infective endocarditisInternational Journal of Cardiology.  178:117-123. 2015
    2015 Infections from body piercing and tattoosMicrobiology Spectrum.  3. 2015
    2014 Gamification as a tool for enhancing graduate medical educationPostgraduate Medical Journal.  90:685-693. 2014
    2014 A qualitative assessment of internal medicine resident perceptions of graduate medical education following implementation of the 2011 ACGME duty hour standardsBMC Medical Education.  14. 2014
    2013 HACEK Infective Endocarditis: Characteristics and Outcomes from a Large, Multi-National CohortPLoS One.  8. 2013
    2013 Influence of the timing of cardiac surgery on the outcome of patients with infective endocarditis and strokeClinical Infectious Diseases.  56:209-217. 2013
    2013 Risk of vancomycin-induced nephrotoxicity in the population with chronic kidney diseaseAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  345:396-399. 2013
    2012 Cross-reactivity of Aspergillus galactomannan in an HIV-infected patient with histoplasmosisMedical Mycology Case Reports.  1:119-122. 2012
    2012 Association between Vancomycin-resistant enterococci bacteremia and ceftriaxone usageInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  33:718-724. 2012
    2009 Community-associated meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections: Epidemiology, recognition and managementDrugs.  69:693-716. 2009
    2009 Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus discriminates within USA pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typesJournal of Hospital Infection.  71:333-339. 2009
    2008 Association of fluconazole pharmacodynamics with mortality in patients with candidemiaAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  52:3022-3028. 2008
    2008 Candida infective endocarditis 2008
    2008 Active surveillance to determine the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization on patients in intensive care units of a veterans affairs medical centerInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  29:503-509. 2008
    2008 Emergence of USA300 MRSA in a tertiary medical centre: implications for epidemiological studiesJournal of Hospital Infection.  68:208-213. 2008
    2008 Dissemination of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospitalSouthern Medical Journal.  101:40-45. 2008
    2007 USA300 genotype community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a cause of surgical site infectionsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  45:3431-3433. 2007
    2006 Nosocomial spread of Enterococcus faecium resistant to vancomycin and linezolid in a tertiary care medical centerJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  44:3368-3370. 2006
    2006 Prevalence of inducible clindamycin resistance among community- and hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus isolatesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  44:2481-2484. 2006
    2005 Initial management of candidemia at an academic medical center: Evaluation of the IDSA guidelinesDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  52:29-34. 2005
    2004 Utility of real-time antifungal susceptibility testing for fluconazole in the treatment of candidemiaDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease.  50:119-124. 2004


    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Infections from Body Piercing and Tattoos.  307-323. 2016

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    Teaching Overview

  • Director, Longitudinal Microbiology Curriculum, Undergraduate Medical Education, UAB Heersink School of Medicine
    Co-Director, Fundamentals Block 5 (Microbiology), UAB Heersink School of Medicine
    Co-Director, Pulmonary Module, UAB Heersink School of Medicine
  • Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Internship
  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1999
  • Full Name

  • Mukesh Patel