Dr. Patel is a board certified physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He currently works as a Medical Science Director in Early Clinical Development in the Respiratory, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity Translational Medicines Unit at AstraZeneca. Dr. Patel has a background in translational and clinical research with a focus on lung immunity and infections. He trained at the Harvard Combined Program in Pulmonary and Critical Medicine, and still holds a part-time faculty position at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Patel also continues to practice Pulmonary Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.