Priti R. Patel, MD, MPH is a medical officer who serves as the Dialysis Activity Leader within the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and then served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC. She subsequently completed a Preventive Medicine Residency at CDC and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
In her 11 years at CDC, Dr. Patel has supervised multiple outbreaks of healthcare-related infections and other adverse events in dialysis centers and has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other scientific publications. Dr. Patel currently leads the CDC’s prevention, surveillance, and response activities related to dialysis patient safety. She oversees the Dialysis Event Surveillance system in NHSN and is a co-founder of CDC’s Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Prevention Collaborative.