Dr Robin Patel

Dr. Robin Patel graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Chemistry in 1985 and from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with an M.D.(C.M.) in 1989. She then moved to Rochester, Minnesota, where she completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Microbiology and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic. In 1996, upon completion of post-graduate training, she joined the staff of Mayo Clinic. She is currently Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Microbiology, Director of the Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory and the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, and Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic.
Doctor Patel is board certified in Infectious Diseases (American Board of Internal Medicine), Medical Microbiology/Public Health Microbiology (American Board of Medical Microbiology), Clinical Pathology/Medical Microbiology (American Board of Pathology), and Internal Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (Collège des Médecins du Québec and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada).
Doctor Patel’s research focuses on clinical bacteriology diagnostic testing, antimicrobial resistance, and microbial biofilms. She has published over 250 peer reviewed manuscripts and has delivered numerous national and international presentations. She is a Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, a past member of the IDWeek Program Planning Committee, the chair of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Microbiology and Immunology Test Material Development Committee and the co-chair of the ASM Microbe 2016 Program Planning Committee. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Clinical Infectious Diseases and the course director for the Mayo Medical School Microbiology course.