Robin Patel, M.D.

Robin Patel, M.D.

Mayo Clinic

Dr. Robin Patel is currently Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology, the Elizabeth P. and Robert E. Allen Professor of Individualized Medicine, Co-Director of the Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory, Director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory and Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Patel’s research focuses on clinical bacteriology diagnostic testing, antimicrobial resistance and microbial biofilms. She has published over 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has delivered numerous national and international presentations.

Dr. Patel is a Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, past chair of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Microbiology and Immunology Test Material Development Committee, co-chair of the ASM Microbe 2016-2018 Program Planning Committee, member of NIAID Council, advisor for the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, member of the American Board of Pathology Medical Microbiology and Clinical Pathology for ABPath CertLinkTM Test Development and Advisory Committees, member of the ASM Board of Directors and ASM Past President (Presidency: July 2019-June 2020). She is an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Clinical Infectious Diseases and course director for the Mayo Medical School Microbiology course.