Nikhil Patel

Associate Professor

Nikhil Patel

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pathology: Anatomic Pathology


I am actively engaged in diagnostic evaluation of patient samples as a part of the multi- disciplinary clinical team treating patients. It is my goal to render not only the most accurate diagnosis but also to provide up-to-date information that helps my clinical colleagues take the best possible care of the patient. My clinical work involves diagnostic evaluation of various solid and hematologic disorders including malignancies.
I have an extensive background in anatomic and clinical pathology through training with expertise in cytopathology and hematology.

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  • MBBS, Medicine University of Pune, 2002


  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 Inspector Excellence Recognition College of American Pathologist, 2022

  • 2020 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award for Undergraduate Medical Education/UME Augusta University, 2020

  • 2019 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award for Undergraduate Medical Education/UME Augusta University, 2019

  • • 2018-2019: Faculty Recognition for Outstanding Academic and Professional Contributions to the Pathology Residency Program Augusta University - Pathology Residency Program, 2019

  • 2018 Awarded “Safety Intelligence Patient Safety star Augusta University, 2018

Teaching Interests

Medical Students: Pathology – Medical school curriculum including Lung Pathology
encompassing neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders, Diabetes and Endocrinology and
Surgical Pathology.
Pathology Residents: Hematopathology, Cytopathology and Surgical pathology.
Hematology-oncology Fellows: Hematopathology.


Selected Recent Publications

  • The Transcription Factor RXRa in CD11c+ APCs Regulates Intestinal Immune Homeostasis and Inflammation., 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Pancreatic Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma in the US Population, 2023
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Abstract P303: Development Of Casper/myl7/annexin-5 Transparent Transgenic In-vivo Zebrafish Model To Study The Cardiomyocyte Function , 2021
  • Activation of Transcription Factor 4 in Dendritic Cells Controls Th1/Th17 Responses and Autoimmune Neuroinflammation, 2021
  • Development of Tg(UAS:SEC-Hsa.ANXA5-YFP,my17:RFP); Casper(roy-/-,nacre-/-) Transparent Transgenic In Vivo Zebrafish Model to Study the Cardiomyocyte Function Cells., 2021

Research Interests

My research interests include cover broad range spanning from fundamental discovery to innovative clinical applications.

Professional Service

  • American Society of Clinical Pathology 2023 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Georgia Association of Pathologists (GAP) 2023 - Present

    Role: Other
  • College of Pathologists (CAP) 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) cytopathology committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Program Evaluation Committee (PEC). 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member