Nikhil Patel

Associate Professor

Nikhil Patel

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology


I am actively engaged in diagnostic evaluation of patient samples as a part of the multi- disciplinary clinical team treating patients. It is my goal to render not only the most accurate diagnosis but also to provide up-to-date information that helps my clinical colleagues take the best possible care of the patient. My clinical work involves diagnostic evaluation of various solid and hematologic disorders including malignancies.
I have an extensive background in anatomic and clinical pathology through training with expertise in cytopathology and hematology.

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  • MBBS, Medicine University of Pune, 2002


  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award for Undergraduate Medical Education/UME Augusta University, 2020

  • 2019 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award for Undergraduate Medical Education/UME Augusta University, 2019

  • • 2018-2019: Faculty Recognition for Outstanding Academic and Professional Contributions to the Pathology Residency Program Augusta University - Pathology Residency Program, 2019

  • 2018 Awarded “Safety Intelligence Patient Safety star Augusta University, 2018

  • 2018 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award for Undergraduate Medical Education/UME Augusta University, 2018

Teaching Interests

Medical Students: Pathology – Medical school curriculum including Lung Pathology
encompassing neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders, Diabetes and Endocrinology and
Surgical Pathology.
Pathology Residents: Hematopathology, Cytopathology and Surgical pathology.
Hematology-oncology Fellows: Hematopathology.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Abstract P303: Development Of Casper/myl7/annexin-5 Transparent Transgenic In-vivo Zebrafish Model To Study The Cardiomyocyte Function , 2021
  • Activation of Transcription Factor 4 in Dendritic Cells Controls Th1/Th17 Responses and Autoimmune Neuroinflammation, 2021
  • Development of Tg(UAS:SEC-Hsa.ANXA5-YFP,my17:RFP); Casper(roy-/-,nacre-/-) Transparent Transgenic In Vivo Zebrafish Model to Study the Cardiomyocyte Function Cells., 2021
  • Double-Negative T-Cell Reaction in a Case of Listeria Meningitis. , 2021
  • RAD51AP1 Loss Attenuates Colorectal Cancer Stem Cell Renewal and Sensitizes to Chemotherapy. , 2021

Research Interests

My research interests include cover broad range spanning from fundamental discovery to innovative clinical applications.

Professional Service

  • College of Pathologists (CAP) 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) cytopathology committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Program Evaluation Committee (PEC). 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University 2021 - 2023

    Role: Committee Member
  • • PhD Advisory Committee for Rebekah Robinson MD/PhD Student in Genomic Medicine at Medical College of Georgia Fall 2019 - Spring 2022 2019 - 2022

    Role: Committee Chair