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Harish K. Patel, MD, FACG


Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division

Bronx Care Health System, Bronx, NY 10457
Affiliated with Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System, New York

Associate Program Director, BronxCare Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program

Office: (347) 448-1280


Education & Experience

(2020 - Current) Fellow - American College of Gastroenterology

(7/​2015 - Current) Associate Program Director Gastroenterology, Bronx Care Health System, New York​

2012-​2015 Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Bronx Care Health System, New York

2011-​2012 Chief Resident Medicine, Bronx Care Health System, New York

2008-​2011 Medicine Residency, Bronx Care Health System, New York

2006-2007 ICU Registrar, Sterling Addlife Hospital, Gujarat, India

2003-2006 MD, MP Shah Medical College, Gujarat, India                                                                                              

1997-2003 MBBS, MP Shah Medical College, Gujarat, India

Certifications & License

2015 American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)

​2011 American Board of Internal Medicine (Medicine)


NY State License # 268944

Academic Appointments

​Director : Anal Neoplasia Prevention Clinic: Division of Infection Disease , Department of Medicine (2015-present)

Director : Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder Clinic: Division of gastroenterology , Department of Medicine. (2015-present)

Chair: Comprehensive Clinical Competency committee for the Gastroenterology Fellow ship (2015-present)

Co- Chair :Program Evaluation Committee , Gastroenterology Fellow Ship Program (2015-present)

Co-Director: Liver Neoplasia Surveillance Program

Co-Director : Hepatitis C  / HIV co-infection management  Clinic , Division of Infectious Disease , Department of Medicine. (2015-present)

Member: Performance Improvement and Quality Improvement Committee, Department of Medicine. (2015-present)

Research Activity


Peer  Reviewed Journal publications

​H Patel, V Gaduputi, H Chelimilla, J Makker, H Hashmi, M Irigela, A Dev, Sridhar Chilimuri.

Acute Cholangitis: Does the Timing of ERCP Alter Outcomes?

JOP. J Pancreas 17 (5), 504-509, Sep 2016.

Gaduputi, V., H. Patel, S. Sakam, S. Neshangi, R. Ahmed, M. Lombino, and S. Chilimuri. 2015.

'Value of portal venous system radiological indices in predicting esophageal varices',

Clin Exp Gastroenterol, 8: 89-93.


Patel, H., V. Gaduputi, S. Sakam, K. Kumar, C. Chime, and B. Balar. 2015.

'Serotonin reuptake inhibitors and post-gastrostomy bleeding: reevaluating the link',

Ther Clin Risk Manag, 11: 1283-9.


Chilimuri, S., V. Gaduputi, H. Tariq, S. Nayudu, T. Vakde, M. Glandt, and H. Patel. 2017.

Changing Trends of the Gallstone Disease-Related Hospitalization in the State of New York: 1996 - 2010',

J Clin Med Res, 9: 117-23.

Tariq H, Kamal MU, Patel H,  Ameen M, Makker J.

Predicting the presence of adenomatous polyps during colonoscopy with National Cancer Institute Colorectal Cancer Risk-Assessment

World J Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep 14;24(34):3919-3926. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i34.3919.

Tariq, H.,  Patel,H  

Hepatitis in slaughterhouse workers.

World J Hepatol, 2019. 11(1): p. 37-49

Hassan Tariq, Jasbir Makkera, Chukwononso Chimea, Muhammad Umar Kamala,Ahmed Rafeeqa , Harish Patel

Revisiting the Reliability of the Endoscopy and Sedation-Assisted High-Resolution EsophagealMotility Assessment

Gastroenterol Res. 2019;12(3):157-165


Kumar K, Patel H, Mehershahi S, et al.

Clinical relevance of endoscopically identified extrinsic compression of the oesophagus and stomach.



Makker J, Tariq H, Bella JN, Kumar K, Chime C, Patel H, et al.

Preclinical cardiac disease in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease with and without metabolic syndrome.

Am J Cardiovasc Dis. 2019;9(5):65-77.


Patel H, Tariq H, Makker J, Ahmed R, Glandt M, et al. (2019)

Increasing the yield of the high-resolution anoscopy with endoscopic assistance: A gastroenterologist’s perspective.

Integr Cancer Sci Therap 6: DOI: 10.15761/ICST.1000313


Patel H, Makker J, Vakde T, Shaikh D, Badipatla K, Dunne J, Mantri N, Nayudu SK, Glandt M, Balar B, Chilimuri S.

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Impact on the Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection.

Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2019 Dec 10;12:449-456. doi: 10.2147/CEG.S223886. PMID: 31849510; PMCID: PMC6911331.


Tariq H, Patel H, Kamal MU, Abbas N, Ameen M, Azam S, Kumar K, Ravi M, Vootla V, Shaikh D, Amanchi V, Hussain AN, Makker J. Reevaluation of the Efficacy of First Line Regimen for Helicobacter pylori.

Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2020;13:25-33


Patel H, Balar B, Irigela M, et al.

Risk Factors for Liver Cirrhosis-Related Readmissions in the Largest Ethnic Minority in United States.

Gastroenterology Res. 2020;13(1):11‐18. doi:10.14740/gr1227


Patel, H.; Sun, H.; Hussain, A.N.; Vakde, T.

Advances in the Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism: A Literature Review.

Diagnostics 2020, 10, 365

Case Reports

​Kanneganti, K., H. Patel, M. Niazi, K. Kumbum, and B. Balar. 2011.

'Cecal schwannoma: a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in a young woman with review of literature',

Gastroenterol Res Pract, 2011: 142781..


Gaduputi, V., H. Patel, V. Vootla, U. Khan, and S. Chilimuri. 2013.

'Foscarnet-resistant cytomegalovirus esophagitis with stricturing',

Case Rep Gastroenterol, 7: 25-9.


Gaduputi, V., K. Badipatla, H. Patel, H. Tariq, and A. Ihimoyan. 2013.

'Primary systemic amyloidosis with extensive gastrointestinal involvement',

Case Rep Gastroenterol, 7: 511-5.


Gaduputi, V., H. Patel, V. Vootla, U. Khan, and S. Chilimuri. 2012.

'An Acute Abdominal Catastrophe in a HIV Positive Patient',

Gastroenterology Res, 5: 130-32.


Badipatla, K. R., N. Yadavalli, T. Vakde, M. Niazi, and H. K. Patel. 2017.

'Lung cancer metastasis to the gastrointestinal system: An enigmatic occurrence',

World J Gastrointest Oncol, 9: 129-34.


Abdulsamad, M., N. Abbas, H. Patel, B. Balar, and M. Khaja. 2017.

'Immunoglobulin A Lambda Multiple Myeloma in a Patient with HIV: An Unusual Cause of Massive Ascites',

Case Rep Gastroenterol, 11: 201-06.

Patel, H., H. Tariq, V. Gaduputi, T. Vakde, J. Makker, and M. Daniel. 2016.

'Fulminant Hepatic Failure Secondary to Herpes Hepatitis in a Patient With Myasthenia Crisis: An Elusive Diagnosis',

J Clin Med Res, 8: 921-24. 


C Chime, M Ravi, M Daniel, H Patel, B Balar

"Gastrocolic Fistula: A Rare Presentation of Colon Cancer",

Case reports in gastrointestinal medicine 2018

Kamal MU, Baiomi A, Erfani M, Patel H.

Rare sequalae of hiatal hernia causing  pancreatitis and hepatitis: A case report.

World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Mar  16;11(3):249-255. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.249.


Hassan Tariq, Jasbir Makker, Rafeeq Ahmed, Trupti Vakde, and Harish Patel,

“Frequent Sips of the Water for the Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Induced Refractory Cough: A Case Report and Review of the Literature,”

Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine, vol. 2019, Article ID 9205259, 5 pages, 2019


Chukwunonso Chime, Harish Patel, Kishore Kumar, Ahmed Elwan, Manoj Bhandari, and Ariyo Ihimoyan

Colon Cancer with Streptococcus gallolyticus Aortic Valve Endocarditis: A Missing Link?,

Volume 2019, Article ID 4205603 Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine


Baiomi A, Patel H, Abbas H, Vootla V, Makker J.

Chemical colitis caused by hydrogen peroxide vaginal douche: A case report.

World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Sep 16;11(9):486-490. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i9.486. PubMed PMID: 31558970; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6755081.


Mishra R, Patel HK, Singasani R, Vakde T.

Tuberculosis septic shock, an elusive pathophysiology and hurdles in management: A case report and review of literature.

World J Crit Care Med. 2019 Sep 11;8(5):72-81. doi: 10.5492/wjccm.v8.i5.72. eCollection 2019 Sep 11. PubMed PMID: 31559146; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6753395


Patel H, Mehershahi S, Shaikh DH, et al.

Thalidomide for the treatment of angiodysplasia‐related recurrent gastrointestinal hemorrhage: Is low dose a safe and viable option? Clin Case Rep. 2019;00:1–5.


Kishore Kumar, Jasbir Makker,Harish Patel .,

“Co-Occurrence of Rarest Type of Dysphagia Lusoria (Type N-1) and Eosinophilic Esophagitis in a Cognitively Disabled Individual,” 

Case Reports in Medicine, vol. 2019


Kumar, K, Patel, H, Tariq, H, Balar, B, Makker, J.

A juvenile polyp on colonoscopy, is it premalignant?.

Clin Case Rep. 2019; 00: 1– 2.


Rashmi Mishra, Harish Patel, Bindu Goel, and Trupti Vakde,

“A Case of Linezolid Toxicity Presenting as a Sepsis Mimic,”

Case Reports in Critical Care, vol. 2019, Article ID 2157674,


Makker, J, Abbas, H, Kumar, K, Bhandari, P, Patel, H.

A rare cause of the abdominal pain in a 48‐year‐old woman with a history of prior colon surgery.

Clin Case Rep. 2020; 00: 1– 2.


Patel H, Bhandari P, Kumar K, et al. (November 04, 2019)

Isolated Gastric Varices due to Essential Thrombocytosis Related to Splenic Vein Thrombosis: A Challenge to Uncover the Concealed Diagnosis.

Cureus 11(11): e6068. doi:10.7759/cureus.6068


Chime C, Baiomi A, Kumar K, Patel H, Dev A, Makker J.

Endoscopic Repair of Gastrocolic and Colocutaneous Fistulas Complicating Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube.

Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2020;2020:7262514. Published 2020 Feb 11. doi:10.1155/2020/7262514


Abbas H, Patel H, Baiomi A, Niazi M, Vakde T, Chilimuri S.

A Rare Case of Splenic Pneumocystis jirovecii  in a HIV-Positive Patient.

Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine 2020;2020:8509591.


Mehershahi S, Mantri N, Sun H,Patel H (June 10, 2020)

Metastasis From Gastric Signet Ring Cell Adenocarcinoma Presenting as a Rectosigmoid Stricture: A Rare Case.

Cureus 12(6): e8552. doi:10.7759/cureus.8552


Mehershahi S, Mantri N, Kumar A, Danial S, Harish P:

Enoxaparin-Induced Liver Injury.

Case Rep Gastroenterol 2020;14:315-319. doi: 10.1159/000508471

Text Book Chapters:

Makker J, Patel H, Chilimuri S. (2020)

Hypertriglyceridemic Pancreatitis. In Fleix Juhl , Triglycerides An Overview , page 34-54, New York (Nova Publisher)


Academic Awards:


Recipient of Presidential Abstract Oral presentation award at American Congress of Gastroenterology (ACG), Annual Scientific Meeting,San Antonio, 2019.


“Patel H: The Impact of In-Hospital Palliative Unit on Percutaneous Gastrostomy Practice, Volume, and Outcomes 516. The American journal of gastroenterology. 114. 10.14309/”

Abstract / Poster Presentations:


Poster presentation :-Kalyan Kanneganti, Harish Patel, Kavitha Kumbum,Bhavna Balar : “A rare case of a Cecal Schwanomma presenting with melena in a young woman”- American College of Gasteroenterology, Annual Meeting 2010, San Antonio.


David Widjaja MD, Kalyan Kanneganti MD, Harish Patel MD, Suresh Nayudu MD, Rolin Desaguste, MD, Myrta Daniel MD, Simeon Carvajal MD, Prospere Remy MD : “The yield of tissue biopsy in the setting of normal endoscopic findings in patients with chronic abdominal pain” – American College of Gasteroenterology, Annual Meeting 2010, San Antonio.


Suresh Nayudu, Harish Patel, Prajna Latika, Jasbir Makker, Sandhya Tadikonda, Vamshidhar Vootla, Sridhar Chilimuri :- “Etiology of Supratherapeutic anticoagulation in Patients Receiving Intravenous Unfractionated Heparin in an Inner City Hospital” : American College of Physician : Regional Meeting 2011, Newyork

Prospere Remy, Haritha R. Chelimilla, Umair Siddiqui, Harish Patel, Myrta Daniel, David Widjaja : “ Surveillance of Gastric Ulcer in the Hispanic and African-American Predominant community” – Digestive Disease Week , Annual Meeting , 2011, Chicago


Poster Presentation: Usman Khan, Harish Patel , Sridhar Chilimuri: “ Prevalance and Mortality associated with Prolonged QTc Interval in an Inner City Population” American Medical Association, Annual Meeting, 2011, New Orleans.


Poster Presentation: Harish Patel, Manoj Bhandari, Jasbir S. Makker, Bhavna Balar Symptomatic Gallstone Disease in the Young: Shifting Trends Towards Earlier Age of Onset in Bronx and New York State: Gastroenterology Vol. 144, Issue 5, Supplement 1, Pages S-254-S-255


Abstract : Haritha R. Chelimilla, Harish Patel, Jasbir S. Makker, Maheswara R. Irigela, Hafiz Rizwan Talib Hashmi, Myrta Daniel, Anil Dev, Sridhar Chilimuri Outcomes of Cholangitis Based on Duration of the Antibiotics Prior to ERCP - An Inner City Hospital Experience Gastroenterology Vol. 144, Issue 5, Supplement 1, Pages S-254-S-255


Bhandari M, Patel H, Khan U, McCaleb C., Alvi R, Bhalodkar N. ACE inhibitors and angiotensin- II blockers for CHF at discharge in an inner-city hospital in minority populations. 17th World congress on heart disease.


Bhandari M, Patel H, McCaleb C, Bhalodkar N. Shorter length of stay in hospital is not associated with higher rates of 30 days readmissions among patients with systolic heart failure in minority populations in an inner city hospital. Accepted at American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012


Sherry Megalla, , Manoj Bhandari,Justin Karl, Harish Patel, Usman Khan, Ahmed Elwan, Yassar Nabeel, Marin Nicu, Narendra Bhalodkar, Jonathan N. Bella. High Admission E/e’ Is Independently Associated with Higher 30-day Congestive Heart Failure Readmission Rate. American society of Echocardiography 2013,


Shaikh D Patel H : Does “Prior Appendectomy” Affect the Outcomes of Clostridium difficile Infection in Hospitalized Patients? A Retrospective Review and Analysis 223. The American journal of gastroenterology. 114. 10.14309/01.ajg.0000590424.95724.9b


Patel H: Pre-Operative Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection Decreases Post-Operative Complications in Patients Undergoing Knee and Hip Arthroplasty 2962. The American journal of gastroenterology. 114. 10.14309/01.ajg.0000601380.10274.3d


Patel H: The Impact of In-Hospital Palliative Unit on Percutaneous Gastrostomy Practice, Volume, and Outcomes 516. The American journal of gastroenterology. 114. 10.14309/


Kumar K. , Patel H. Khat-Induced Hepatotoxicity 2457. The American journal of gastroenterology.114


Kumar, K. Makke,r J; Hassna , Muhammad, H; Chime,C; Patel, H; Balar B.   532 Efforts to eradicate helicobacter pylri in

hospitalized patient: A quality improvement project to recogize the hurdles (POSTER PRESENTATION). Gastroenterology (New York, N.Y. 1943). 158(6)

Patel, H. Abbas, H. S0605 The Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients.The American journal of gastroenterology (accepted abstract).

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