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Nehali D. Patel, MD
Nehali D. Patel, MD

Nehali D. Patel, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director of Clinical Services, Infectious Diseases Clinic



Pediatric Residency – LeBonheur Children’s Hospital/University of TN, Memphis, TN
Pediatric Residency – Hershey Medical Center/Penn State University, Hershey, PA
MD – University of Miami, Miami, FL
BS (Biology) – University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Research Interests

  • Pediatric/Adolescent/Young Adult HIV Therapy
  • Pediatric Vaccines

Selected Publications

Patel ND, Dallas RH, Knapp KM, Flynn PM, Gaur AH. Rapid start of antiretroviral therapy in youth diagnosed with HIV infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J Feb 1;40(2):147-150, 2021.

Penkert RR, Patel N, Webby RJ, Ross TM, Hurwitz JL. Month of Influenza Virus Vaccination Influences Antibody Responses in Children and Adults. Vaccines 9(2):68, 2021.

Patel ND, Dallas RH, Knapp KM, Flynn PM, Gaur AH. Rapid Start of Antiretroviral Therapy in Youth Diagnosed with HIV Infection. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal Feb;40(2):147-150, 2021.

Gaur AH, McCarthy JS, Panetta JC, Dallas RH, Woodford J, Tang L, Smith AM, Stewart TB, Branum KC, Freeman BB 3rd, Patel N, John E, Chalon S, Ost S, Heine RN, Richardson JL, Christensen R, Flynn PM, Van Gessel Y, Mitasev B, Mohrle JJ, Gusovsky F, Bebrevska L, Guy RK. Safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and antimalarial efficacy of a novel Plasmodium falciparum ATP4 inhibitor SJ733: A first-in-human and induced blood-stage malaria phase 1a/b trial.  Lancet Infect Dis Apr 7(19), 2020.

Patel N, Penkert RR, Jones BG, Sealy RE, Surman SL, Sun Y, Tang L, DeBeauchamp J, Webb A, Richardson J, Heine R, Dallas RH, Ross AC, Webby R; Hurwitz JL.  Baseline serum vitamin A and D levels determine benefit of oral vitamin A&D supplements to humoral immune responses following pediatric influenza vaccination. Viruses Sep 30;11(10):907-928, 2019.

McFarland EJ, Karron RA, Muresan P, Cunningham CK, Valentine ME, Perlowski C, Thumar B, Gnanashanmugam D, Siberry GK, Schappell E, Barr E, Rexroad V, Yogev R, Spector SA, Aziz M, Patel N, Cielo M, Luongo C, Collins PL, Buchholz UJ. Live-attenuated Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate with Deletion of RNA Synthesis Regulatory Protein M2-2 is Highly Immunogenic in Children. J Infect Dis Apr;11(9):1347-1355, 2018.

Ingerski LM, Wilkins ML, Rach AM, Patel N, Gaur AH. Use of Placebo Pills Before Treatment Initiation in Youth with HIV: Are They Ready? Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care July/August;16(4):412-417, 2017.

Cantrell K, Patel N, Mandrell B, Grissom S. Pediatric HIV disclosure: a Process-oriented framework. AIDS Educ Prev Aug;25(4):302-14, 2013.

Last update: May 2023