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Janak A. Patel, MD

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Janak Patel, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialist. Since 1989, he has been performing clinical and research duties, as well as providing education to students at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He has also been at Shriners Children's since 1989, consulting on children with burns who have infectious complications. He has additional expertise is in infection control.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Ibadan, School of Medicine

Rutgers Robertwood Johnson
New Brunswich, NJ
United States of America

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Texas Medical Branch

Leadership and Memberships
  • 1995-Present: Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, UTMB
  • 2016-Present: Director, Department of Infection Control & Healthcare Epidemiology, UTMB


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