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IHV Clinician Selected as UMSOM 2020 Fellow of the Academy of Education Excellence

February 18, 2020 | Nora Samaranayake

Devang M. Patel, MD

Dr. Devang Patel Recognized for His Work in Medical Education

Devang M. Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), was selected as a UMSOM 2020 Fellow of the Academy of Educational Excellence, established by Carolyn J. Pass, MD ’66 and Richard J. Susel, MD ’66. This honor, which was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Pass and Dr. Susel, is designed to recognize faculty members and other educators who demonstrate excellence in bedside, classroom and/or innovative medical education.

Dr. Patel is actively involved in medical education and serves as the Associate Program Director for the infectious disease (ID) fellowship program at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Dr. Patel is Director for the Pre-Clerkship Curriculum at UMSOM and oversees medical student and resident electives in infectious diseases.

“Dr. Patel was selected by current fellows of the Academy of Educational Excellence,” said Anthony Amoroso, MD, who is currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of IHV’s Division of Clinical Care and Research, and heads IHV’s clinical programs.

Anthony Amoroso, MD

“Dr. Patel’s peers felt strongly that his contributions to the education of physicians’ past, present and future merit this most prestigious honor, and that he is an exemplary role model to students, embodying the highest ideals of the medical profession and displaying an uncommon commitment to the students’ best interests.”

Dr. Patel will be permanently installed into the Academy of Educational Excellence at the 14th annual Student Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 6:00 until 9:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.

In 2010, Dr. Patel started a dedicated ID consult service for the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UMMC and was the chief of service until 2016. In 2016, he became chief of service for the inpatient HIV and Infectious Diseases service - MED ID.

Dr. Patel graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 2003. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2007, serving as Chief Resident for the Med/Peds residency during his 4th year. Following residency, he stayed on at UMMC for his fellowship in Infectious Diseases. In 2009, he joined the faculty at the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. While on faculty, he lived in Lusaka, Zambia working with the University of Zambia (UNZA) to develop a residency program in HIV Medicine for Zambian physicians at UNZA. Subsequently, Dr. Patel developed a similar program for the University of Notre Dame-Port au Prince in Haiti.

About the Institute of Human Virology

Formed in 1996 as a partnership between the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the University System of Maryland and the University of Maryland Medical System, IHV is an institute of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is home to some of the most globally-recognized and world-renowned experts in all of virology. The IHV combines the disciplines of basic research, epidemiology and clinical research in a concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics for a wide variety of chronic and deadly viral and immune disorders - most notably, HIV the virus that causes AIDS. For more information, and follow us on Twitter @IHVmaryland.

About the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Now in its third century, the University of Maryland School of Medicine was chartered in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States. It continues today as one of the fastest growing, top-tier biomedical research enterprises in the world -- with 45 academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs; and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals, including members of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a distinguished two-time winner of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research. With an operating budget of more than $1.2 billion, the School of Medicine works closely in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide research-intensive, academic and clinically based care for nearly 2 million patients each year. The School of Medicine has more than $540 million in extramural funding, with most of its academic departments highly ranked among all medical schools in the nation in research funding. As one of the seven professional schools that make up the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine has a total population of nearly 9,000 faculty and staff, including 2,500 student trainees, residents, and fellows. The combined School of Medicine and Medical System (“University of Maryland Medicine”) has an annual budget of nearly $6 billion and an economic impact more than $15 billion on the state and local community. The School of Medicine faculty, which ranks as the 8th highest among public medical schools in research productivity, is an innovator in translational medicine, with 600 active patents and 24 start-up companies. The School of Medicine works locally, nationally, and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world. Visit


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