Kavita Patel, MD
Assistant Professor, Director of Thrombosis Program
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Dr. Patel focuses on molecular mediators of thrombosis in sepsis. Her work utilizes intravital microscopy to monitor real time in vivo thrombus formation in murine models of sepsis. Her previous work has shown a role for von Willebrand Factor in mediating enhanced microvascular thrombosis in endotoxemia. Dr. Patel is currently working on the role of endothelial versus platelet stores of von Willebrand factor in the development of microthrombi in endotoxemia. She is also developing an experimental protocol to evaluate molecular mediators of thrombus formation in Staphylococcus aureus sepsis. A translational research project is being developed to understand the mechanisms involved in the formation of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients with Staphylococcal osteomyelitis.