Dr. Patel received her PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003. She completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in 2004 and an Oncology Specialty Practice Residency at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in 2006. Dr. Patel served as the Quality Assurance Officer for the NIH CC Department of Pharmacy. As the Quality Assurance Officer, she reviewed all medication safety issues for the Pharmacy Department as well as the Clinical Center. Dr. Patel also served as the Pharmacy liaison to the Clinical Center Quality Committee, as well as the Clinical Center Nursing Department and the Clinical Practice Council. Dr. Patel now works for the Department of Clinical Research Informatics where she oversees quality of the medication build in the electronic health record.