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Akash J. Patel, M.D.

Akash J. Patel, M.D.

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Phone - 713-798-4696
Fax - 713-798-3739

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Director, Brain Tumor Surgery
Residency Program Directorylor College of Medicine

Member, Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Residency Program Director, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Research Focus: Meningioma, Schwannoma, NF2, Brain Tumors, Neurosurgery, Malignant tumors, Metastasis

Dr. Patel is a neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of both malignant and benign tumors of the brain and skull base. His research focuses on determining the molecular underpinnings of inherited and sporadic forms of various brain tumors in an effort to develop targeted therapies to treat aggressive cases.  


Bayley JC V, Hadley CC, Harmanci AO, Harmanci AS, Klisch TJ, Patel AJ "Multiple approaches converge on three biological subtypes of meningioma and extract new insights from published studies."  Sci Adv. 2022 Feb 4;8(5) Pubmed PMID: 35108039

Patel AJ, Wan YW, Al-Ouran R, Revelli JP, Cardenas MF, Oneissi M, Xi L, Jalali A, Magnotti JF, Muzny DM, Doddapaneni H, Sebastian S, Heck KA, Goodman JC, Gopinath SP, Liu Z, Rao G, Plon SE, Yoshor D, Wheeler DA, Zoghbi HY, Klisch TJ. “Molecular Profiling Predicts Meningioma Recurrence and Reveals Loss of DREAM Complex Repression in Aggressive Tumors.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Oct 22; 116(43):21715-21726. [PMID: 31591222]

Lee S, Karas PJ, Hadley CC, Bayley V JC, Khan AB, Jalali A, Sweeney AD, Klisch TJ, Patel AJ. “The role of Merlin/NF2 loss in meningioma biology.”  Cancers (Basel). 2019 Oct 24; 11(11). [PMID:31652973] 

Zhang H, Qi L, Du Y, Huang FL, Braun FK, Kogiso M, Zhao, Y, Li C, Lindsay H, Zhao S, Injac SG, Baxter PA, Su JM, Stephan C, Keller C, Heck KA, Harmanci AS, Harmanci AO, Yang J, Klisch TJ, Li XN*, Patel AJ*. “Patient-Derived Orthotopic Xenograft (PDOX) Models of Primary and Recurrent Meningioma.” Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jun 5; 12(6): E1478. [PMID: 32517016]

Khan BA, Gadot R, Shetty A, Bayley JC V, Hadley CC, Cardenas MF, Jalali A, Harmanci AS, Harmanci AO, Wheeler DA, Klisch TJ, Patel AJ. Identification of Novel Fusion Transcripts in Meningioma. J Neurooncol. 2020 Sep 19. [PMID: 32949309]

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