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Prof Patel is a Staff Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; Group Leader at the Heart Research Institute, Sydney and Clinical Professor at the Sydney Medical School.

Prof Patel was awarded his MBBS (Hons 1) from The University of Sydney in 2000; completed his advanced cardiology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in 2006; his doctoral studies in 2009, supported by a NHF postgraduate research scholarship; and his postdoctoral studies at Stanford University, while simultaneously training in interventional cardiology at Stanford University Medical Centre (2009–2010), supported by an NHMRC CJ Martin Overseas Fellowship Grant.

Suc­cess in research requires dili­gence, patience and humility.”