Dr. Patel attended the State University of New York at Albany for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and pediatric residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Patel completed a rheumatology fellowship in both adult and pediatric rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Patel is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and rheumatology. He is also board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Patel is on faculty at the University of Virginia in the Department of Pediatrics. He has a special interest in dermatomyositis/polymyositis, localized scleroderma and vasculitis.