Professional background

Trupti studied medicine at University College London Medical School, and trained in both infectious diseases and clinical microbiology.

Her clinical training was based in London, including periods at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Royal Free London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital. 

Her interests in infections in the critically ill allowed her to undertake a PhD at Imperial College London in the role of toll-like receptors in cardiac dysfunction in bacterial sepsis.

She was appointed as a consultant at Whittington Health in 2018 and was clinical COVID lead during her time there.

She was appointed to consultant at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust in 2020. 

Research interests

Microbiology of infectious diseases

Infection control


Colin S Brown, Kathryn Clare, Meera Chand, Julie Andrews, Cressida Auckland, Sarah Beshir, Saher Choudhry, Kerrie Davies, Jane Freeman, Andrew Gallini, Rachel Moores, Trupti Patel, Gosia Poznalska, Alison Rodger, Stella Roberts, Christopher Rooney, Mark Wilcox, Simon Warren, Joanna Ellis, Robin Gopal, Jake Dunning, Maria Zambon, Susan Hopkins. Snapshot PCR surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 in hospital staff in England. J Infect. 2020;81(3):427-434.

Joseph Grant, Stephanie Wilmore, Naina McCann, Owain Donnelly, Rebecca Lai, Matthew Kinsella, Helena Rochford, Trupti Patel, Michael Kelsey, Julie Andrews. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (2020), Published online by Cambridge University Press: 04 August 2020, pp. 1-12.

Patel T, Kelsey M. Management of Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreaks. Chapter in: Case Studies in Infection Control. Public Health England, Garland Press 2018.

Patel TA, Scadding GK, Phillips DE, Lockwood DN. Case Report: Old World Mucosal Leishmaniasis: Report of Five Imported Cases to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, United Kingdom. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017:97(4): 1116-1119.

Sutherland CJ, Lansdell P, Sanders M, Muwanguzi J, van Schalkwyk DA, Kaur H, Nolder D, Tucker J, Bennett HM, Otto TD, Berriman M, Patel TA, Lynn R, Gkrania-Klotsas E, Chiodini PL. Pfk13-independent treatment failure in four imported cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria given artemether-lumefantrine in the UK. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017;61(3).

Patel TA, Lukawska J, Rowe J, Bailey RL. Treatment of Schistosomiasis in a Patient Allergic to Praziquantel: A Desensitization and Treatment Protocol. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016;95(5):1041-1043.

Elliott I, Patel T, Shah J, Venkatesan P. West-African trypanosomiasis in a returned traveller from Ghana: an unusual cause of progressive neurological decline. BMJ Case Rep. 2014. August 2014.

Patel TA, Dilley R, Williams A, Vanstone GL, Balakrishnan I. Comparison of the Phoenix automated system, the Etest method and broth microdilution in determining temocillin susceptibility of Enterobacteriaceae. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013; 68(7):1685-6.

Patel TA, Smith R, Hopkins S. Ribotyping in the detection of Clostridium difficile outbreaks in a single university hospital. J Hosp Infect. 2013; 83(1):77-9.

Trupti Patel, Aoife Molloy, Robin Smith and Indran Balakrishnan. Successful treatment of Leuconostoc bacteremia in a neutropenic patient with tigecycline. Infectious Diseases Reports 2012 volume 4: e31.

Patel, TA. Update on Typhoid fever.  First Consult, Elsevier. 2011.

Patel, Trupti; Armstrong, Margaret; Morris-Jones, Stephen; Wright, Stephen; Doherty, Tom. Imported Enteric Fever: case series from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2010; 82(6):1121-6

Patel TA, Lockwood DN. Pentamidine as secondary prophylaxis for visceral leishmaniasis in the immunocompromised host: report of four cases. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2009; 14(9):1064-70.

Patel TA, Harding SE, Belcher E, Warner TD, Mitchell JA. Identification and characterization of a dysfunctional cardiac myocyte phenotype: role of bacteria, Toll-like receptors and endothelin. Shock 2007; 28(4): 434-40.