Uptal Dinesh Patel, MD

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 333 Lakeside Drive, Foster City, CA 94404
Phone (919) 491-5061
Email address uptal.patel@duke.edu

Uptal Patel, MD is an Adjunct Professor interested in population health with a broad range of clinical and research experience. As an adult and pediatric nephrologist with training in health services and epidemiology, his work seeks to improve population health for patients with  kidney diseases through improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Prior efforts focused on four inter-related areas that are essential to improving kidney health: i) reducing the progression of chronic kidney disease by improving its detection and management, particularly by leveraging technology to facilitate engagement and self-management; ii) elucidating the inter-relationships between kidney disease and cardiovascular disease, which together amplify the risk of death; iii) improving the evidence in nephrology through comparative effectiveness research, including clinical trials, observational studies, and meta-analyses; and iv) promoting more optimal clinical health policy for all patients with kidney disease. These inter-disciplinary projects have been funded by a variety of public and private sources including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Renal Physicians Association, and the American Society of Nephrology. 

Current efforts seek to provide novel therapies for kidney diseases through a clinical development program that he leads at Gilead Sciences.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Nephrology, Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2002 - 2003
  • Fellow in Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatrics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2001 - 2002
  • Medicine/Pediatric Resident, Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1997 - 2001
  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1997

Publications

Chertow, Glenn M., Pablo E. Pergola, Fang Chen, Brian J. Kirby, John S. Sundy, Uptal D. Patel, and Uptal D. GS-US-223-1015 Investigators. “Effects of Selonsertib in Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease..” J Am Soc Nephrol 30, no. 10 (October 2019): 1980–90. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2018121231.

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Telford, Onala, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Hayden B. Bosworth, Uptal D. Patel, Clemontina A. Davenport, Megan M. Oakes, and Matthew J. Crowley. “The relationship between Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index subscales and diabetes control..” Chronic Illn 15, no. 3 (September 2019): 210–19. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395318759587.

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Lewinski, Allison A., Uptal D. Patel, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Megan Oakes, Khaula Baloch, Matthew J. Crowley, Jonathan Wilson, et al. “Addressing Diabetes and Poorly Controlled Hypertension: Pragmatic mHealth Self-Management Intervention..” J Med Internet Res 21, no. 4 (April 9, 2019). https://doi.org/10.2196/12541.

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Tomilo, Mark, Heather Ascani, Barbara Mirel, Maria Chiara Magnone, Carol Moreno Quinn, Anil Karihaloo, Kevin Duffin, Uptal D. Patel, and Matthias Kretzler. “Renal Pre-Competitive Consortium (RPC2): discovering therapeutic targets together..” Drug Discov Today 23, no. 10 (October 2018): 1695–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drudis.2018.05.021.

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Green, J. A., P. L. Ephraim, F. F. Hill-Briggs, T. Browne, T. S. Strigo, C. L. Hauer, R. A. Stametz, et al. “Putting patients at the center of kidney care transitions: PREPARE NOW, a cluster randomized controlled trial..” Contemp Clin Trials 73 (October 2018): 98–110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.09.004.

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Diamantidis, Clarissa J., Hayden B. Bosworth, Megan M. Oakes, Clemontina A. Davenport, Jane F. Pendergast, Sejal Patel, Jivan Moaddeb, et al. “Simultaneous Risk Factor Control Using Telehealth to slOw Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease (STOP-DKD) study: Protocol and baseline characteristics of a randomized controlled trial..” Contemp Clin Trials 69 (June 2018): 28–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.04.003.

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Zullig, Leah L., Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Hayden B. Bosworth, Manjushri V. Bhapkar, Huiman Barnhart, Megan M. Oakes, Jane F. Pendergast, Julie J. Miller, and Uptal D. Patel. “Racial differences in nocturnal dipping status in diabetic kidney disease: Results from the STOP-DKD (Simultaneous Risk Factor Control Using Telehealth to Slow Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease) study..” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 19, no. 12 (December 2017): 1327–35. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13088.

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Galson, Sophie W., Catherine A. Staton, Francis Karia, Kajiru Kilonzo, Joseph Lunyera, Uptal D. Patel, Julian T. Hertz, and John W. Stanifer. “Epidemiology of hypertension in Northern Tanzania: a community-based mixed-methods study..” Bmj Open 7, no. 11 (November 9, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018829.

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Rosner, Mitchell H., Susie Q. Lew, Paul Conway, Jennifer Ehrlich, Robert Jarrin, Uptal D. Patel, Karen Rheuban, et al. “Perspectives from the Kidney Health Initiative on Advancing Technologies to Facilitate Remote Monitoring of Patient Self-Care in RRT..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 12, no. 11 (November 7, 2017): 1900–1909. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.12781216.

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Samad, Zainab, Joseph A. Sivak, Matthew Phelan, Phillip J. Schulte, Uptal Patel, and Eric J. Velazquez. “Prevalence and Outcomes of Left-Sided Valvular Heart Disease Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease..” J Am Heart Assoc 6, no. 10 (October 11, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.117.006044.

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