Khushbu Patel, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Clinical Chemistry Lab and Point-of-Care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Contact Information

Dallas, TX, 75235


Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine


B.S. (Biochemistry), Pennsylvania State University, 2007
Ph.D. (Molecular Cell Biology), Washington University, 2014

Specialty Certification

American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2016

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship, Clinical Chemistry, Washington University School of Medicine, 2014-2016

Awards and Honors

Merck Summer Research Scholar
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa, 2006
Markey Scholar, Special Emphasis Pathway in Human Pathobiology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2008
Honorable Mention - Graduate Research Fellowship
National Science Foundation, St. Louis, MO, 2009
Research/Travel Award
FASEB Gastrointestinal Research Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2011
Richard Marshall Education Award for Excellence in Research
AACC Midwest Section, St. Louis, MO, 2015
Outstanding Speaker Award
AACC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
2nd Place Student Poster Competition
AACC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2016
AACC Academy, Washington, DC, 2017
General Research Grant Award
AACC, Washington, DC, 2018
Early Career Investigator Award
Children's Clinical Research Advisory Committee
Children's Health Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2018

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), 2014 - Present
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2016 - 2020
College of American Pathologists, 2018 - Present
Society of Young Clinical Laboratorians (SYCL), 2018 - Present
Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2018 - Present
Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute, 2019 - Present
AACC Academy, 2019 - Present
International Federation of Clinical Chemistry, 2021 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

The 2021 PhD Board-Certified Clinical Chemist Compensation Survey

Patel K, El-Khoury JM, Kataria Y, Wheeler S, Hackenmueller S, J Appl Lab Med, 2021, PMID:34427677

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Data Mining Approaches to Reference Interval Studies

Obstfeld AE, Patel K, Boyd JC, Drees J, Holmes DT, Ioannidis JPA, Manrai AK, Clinical Chemistry 67(): 1175-1181, 2021, PMID:34402506

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Current Utility and Reliability of Biological Variability

Patel K, El-Khoury JM, Aarsand AK, Badrick T, Jones GRD, Sikaris K, Parnas ML, Clinical Chemistry 67(): 1050-1055, 2021

Evolution of Blood Sample Transportation and Monitoring Technologies

Patel MK, El-Khoury JM, Simundic AM, Farnsworth CW, Broell F, Genzen JR, Amukele TK, Clinical Chemistry 67(): 812–819, 2021

Cocaine, is it really there? Differing Sensitivities of Immunoassay Drug Screen and Mass Spectrometry

Vakili H, Patel k, Jones PM, Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory, 2021

False Positive Levorphalol (opiod) due to Dextromethorphan on Urine Drug Screen by Time-of-Flight MS

Jones PM, Patel K, Toxicology Cases for the Clinical and Forensic Laboratory, 2021

“Pediatric Clinical Biochemistry: Why Is It Different?”

Jones PM and Patel K, Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Pediatric Disease. Ed., 2021

Providing Inclusive Care for Transgender Patients: Capturing Sex and Gender in the Electronic Medical Record

Patel K, Lyon ME, Luu HS, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 2020, PMID:33332539

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Control Charting Genomic Data

Xu J, Crossley E, Wagenfuehr J, Mitui M, Londin E, Patel K, Park JY, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 2020, PMID:33319223

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