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Serving Houston and San Antonio; call today
(877) 295-9501
Serving Houston and San Antonio; call today
(877) 295-9501

Dr. Tarak Patel

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Office Locations

San Antonio

New Braunfels

Other Languages

Conversational Spanish and Gujarati

Special Interests

Asthma

Chronic Cough

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Chronic Lung Disease

Infant Sleep Apnea

Exercise induced Asthma

Interstitial lung diseases

Technology dependent children

Sleep disorders in children

Specialty Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Physicians of Indian Origin

American College of Chest Physicians

American Thoracic Society

Bexar County Medical Society

San Antonio Pediatric Society

Texas Indian Physicians Society

Texas Medical Association

Directorships & Academic Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, 2014-present

Medical Director Pediatric Specialty Clinic, Methodist Children’s Hospital

Medical Director Academy Diagnostics Sleep/EEG Center

Principal Investigators and Sub-Principal Investigator with Road Runner Research

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

Medical Director for the Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Methodist Children Children's Hospital

Former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

College

University of Texas at Austin, B.A. Biology

Medical School

Texas Tech University, School of Medicine, M.D.

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Texas at Houston

Fellowship

Pediatric Pulmonology, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

Additional Professional Activities

Voted one of US News Top Doctors, San Antonio, TX, 2012-2014

Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Pediatric Advisory Panel, 2011

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas San Antonio Regional Board of Trustees, 2010–Present

Volunteered at various non-governmental organizations related to child health., 2005

Curamericas. Served as asthma specialist on a mission trip to Bolivia. Trained local physicians and health care workers on asthma education and therapy guidelines., 2003

Lectures

Multiple yearly lectures supporting awareness to physicians and local interest groups in topics related to asthma and sleep disorders in infants and children

Research

Tarak Patel, Richard Castriotta, Hperactivity in Children with Asynchronous Breathing and Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy, Abstract submission for the Associated Professional Sleep Societies Meeting. Philadelphia 2004

Publications

Bougatef, A, Smith, Kelly, Palmer, John, Gray, Rodney, Martinez, Guadalupe, Patel, Tarak, Safetly and Efficacy of Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation in Children with Chronic Respiratory Illnesses Treated at Home. Poster presentation at the American Association of Respiratory Care Conference 2016

Tarak J.Patel, Amir M. Khan, Connie L.Chiappetta, Okan Elidemir, Hasen Xue, M. Morandi, A. Holian, Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, Functional and Immune Response to Particulate Matter in Developing Mice, Poster Presentation at the American Thoracic Society, Seattle, WA 2003

Tarak Patel, Richard Castriotta Hyperactivity in Children with Asynchronous Breathing and Adenotonsillar HypertrophyAbstract submission for the Associated Professional Sleep Societies Meeting, Philadelphia 2004

Deborah R. Liptzin, Tarak Patel, and Robin R. Deterding, "Chronic Ventilation in Infants with Surfactant Protein C Mutations: An Alternative to Lung Transplantation", American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 191, No. 11 (2015), pp. 1338-1340