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Mayur B. Patel

Associate Professor (with Tenure), Surgery
Associate Professor (with Tenure), Neurological Surgery
Associate Professor (with Tenure), Hearing and Speech Sciences


  • B.A., 1997, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • M.D., 2002, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)
  • M.P.H., 2012, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)


Dr. Patel’s research focuses on getting answers that matter to trauma victims, ICU survivors, and their health-care providers. His current research interests focus on brain dysfunction and critical illness, as related to ICU delirium, traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-term cognitive impairment, dementia, and other aspects of ICU survivorship. The National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, Eastern Association Surgery of Trauma Foundation Research Scholarship, Vanderbilt CTSA, and the Vanderbilt Faculty Scholars Program have supported his research efforts.

Dr. Patel is a site-leader of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center under CIBS Center Directors Drs. Ely and Pandharipande (previously named, ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group,

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