Uptal Dinesh Patel, MD

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
Associate Professor in Pediatrics
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt Street, P.O. Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715
Phone (919) 668-8959
Email address uptal.patel@duke.edu

Uptal Patel, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Director of the Clinical and Translational Core of the Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research, and Director of Nephrology Research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Patel has an interest 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 develop health care systems-level strategies to optimize population management for chronic diseases through improvements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment. In efforts to determine the optimal clinical strategies to manage kidney disease and identify opportunities for improvement in its treatment, Dr. Patel has 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. 

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

Koyner, JL, Coca, SG, Thiessen-Philbrook, H, Patel, UD, Shlipak, MG, Garg, AX, and Parikh, CR. "Urine Biomarkers and Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury: The Impact of Preoperative Estimated GFR." American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 66, no. 6 (December 2015): 1006-1014.

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26386737
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Drawz, PE, Archdeacon, P, McDonald, CJ, Powe, NR, Smith, KA, Norton, J, Williams, DE, Patel, UD, and Narva, A. "CKD as a Model for Improving Chronic Disease Care through Electronic Health Records." Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 10, no. 8 (August 2015): 1488-1499.

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26111857
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Wang, V, Hammill, BG, Maciejewski, ML, Hall, RK, Scoyoc, LV, Garg, AX, Jain, AK, and Patel, UD. "Impact of automated reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate in the veterans health administration." Medical care 53, no. 2 (February 2015): 177-183.

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25415559
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Englum, BR, Schechter, MA, Irish, WD, Ravindra, KV, Vikraman, DS, Sanoff, SL, Ellis, MJ, Sudan, DL, and Patel, UD. "Outcomes in kidney transplant recipients from older living donors." Transplantation 99, no. 2 (February 2015): 309-315.

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25594554
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Kostoff, RN, and Patel, U. "Literature-related discovery and innovation: Chronic kidney disease." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 91 (February 2015): 341-351.

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Moledina, DG, Parikh, CR, Garg, AX, Thiessen-Philbrook, H, Koyner, JL, Patel, UD, Devarajan, P, Shlipak, MG, and Coca, SG. "Association of Perioperative Plasma Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin Levels with 3-Year Mortality after Cardiac Surgery: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study." PloS one 10, no. 6 (January 2015): e0129619-.

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26053382
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Stanifer, JW, Lunyera, J, Boyd, D, Karia, F, Maro, V, Omolo, J, and Patel, UD. "Traditional medicine practices among community members with chronic kidney disease in northern Tanzania: an ethnomedical survey." BMC nephrology 16 (January 2015): 170-.

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26499070
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Stanifer, JW, Patel, UD, Karia, F, Thielman, N, Maro, V, Shimbi, D, Kilaweh, H, Lazaro, M, Matemu, O, Omolo, J, and Boyd, D. "The determinants of traditional medicine use in Northern Tanzania: a mixed-methods study." PloS one 10, no. 4 (January 2015): e0122638-.

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25848762
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Stanifer, JW, Karia, F, Voils, CI, Turner, EL, Maro, V, Shimbi, D, Kilawe, H, Lazaro, M, and Patel, UD. "Development and validation of a cross-cultural knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey instrument for chronic kidney disease in a Swahili-speaking population." PloS one 10, no. 3 (January 2015): e0121722-.

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25811781
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Stanifer, JW, Maro, V, Egger, J, Karia, F, Thielman, N, Turner, EL, Shimbi, D, Kilaweh, H, Matemu, O, and Patel, UD. "The epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in Northern Tanzania: a population-based survey." PloS one 10, no. 4 (January 2015): e0124506-.

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25886472
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