Dr. Mahesh Patel

Dr. Patel was born in India and came to the US when he was 1 1/2 yrs. old.  He grew up in the Skokie-Evanston area and went to high school in Evanston, where he currently lives.  After attending UC-Berkeley for undergrad, he made his way to The Ohio State University for medical school.  He then went on to do a residency in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Indiana University.  After residency, he moved to NY City to do a 4-year translational research fellowship in infectious diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore medical center.  After fellowship, he stayed in NYC and worked at Jacobi Medical Center (a city hospital in the Bronx).  He decided to move back home with his family in 2010 and started working at UIC in August of that year.  His primary clinical interests include HIV medicine and tuberculosis.  He has been active with UIC’s medical school curriculum since 2012 as an instructor of microbiology and more recently as a Phase I Block lead.   He enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends, playing cards, and riding his motorcycle.