We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gopi Patel, MD, as Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for the Mount Sinai Health System.
Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and is currently serving as the Interim Infection Control Officer and Hospital Epidemiologist for the Mount Sinai Hospital. She is widely respected at Mount Sinai, especially for her management of multi-drug resistant pathogens and her work on the transplant infectious disease (ID) service line.
Dr. Patel graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She completed both her internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, whereupon she was recruited to become an integral member of the Transplant Infectious Disease Program. Shortly thereafter, she assumed the roles of Medical Director of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai Queens.
Dr. Patel has been invited to national conferences to discuss best practices for management of infections caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens. She has served as Principal Investigator on clinical trials for MDR infections, and has authored 21 original publications as well as numerous reviews, textbook chapters, and other educational resource material.
We are looking forward to the harmonization and standardization of antimicrobial stewardship under the leadership of Dr. Patel.