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Salil Patel

Doctoral student and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow

Research Summary

I am an incoming DPhil student at the University of Oxford and NIHR academic clinical fellow (ACF) at Guy's and St Thomas', London.  

My research focuses on using machine learning methods to identify biomarkers of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's plus syndromes.

No objective diagnostic test exists for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Measurable, non-invasive testing is an avenue to investigate neurodegenerative pathology often isolated by the blood-brain barrier and skull.

The quantification of symptoms has the potential to aid diagnosis, monitoring and the discovery of novel treatments – both symptomatic and disease-modifying in nature.


Recent Publications

Patel, S.B, Fitzgerald, J and Antoniades (2019) Oculomotor effects of medical and surgical treatments of Parkinson's disease. A Progress in Brain Research. 

Patel, S.B, Brzezicki, M.A, Fitzgerald, J and Antoniades (2019) The influence of deep brain stimulation on eye movements. Advances in Translational Neuroscience of Eye Movement Disorders. 

Patel, S.B (2019) Should the National Health Service be independent like the judiciary?  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Patel, S.B, Stokes, O.M, Jones, C, Khan, S, Clare, A, Samartzis, D (2017). The Current State of the Evidence for the Use of Drains in Spinal Surgery: Systematic Review. European Spine Journal

Patel, S.B. (2017) Can the National Health Service learn from the rise and fall of ancient empires? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Marks, I, Patel, S.B, Holmer, H, Billingsley, M and Sama, G (2015) Letter from the future: surgeons of 2030. Lancet

Patel, S.B and Gutowski, N. (2015) The difficulty in diagnosing X linked adrenoleucodystrophy and the importance of identifying cerebral involvementBMJ Case Reports

Patel, S.B. (2015) Global Surgery In The Elderly Must Focus On EducationWorld Journal of Surgery