• Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Adult & Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • San Antonio 210.249.5020
  • Houston 713.464.4107

Specialty Board Certifications:
Pediatric Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Pediatrics

Professional Memberships:
San Antonio Pediatric Society, Texas Medical Association, Bexar County Medical Society, American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, Texas Indian Physicians Society, American Academy of Physicians of Indian Origin

Special Interests:
Asthma, chronic cough, obstructive sleep apnea,chronic lung disease,infant sleep apnea

Directorships & Academic Appointments:
Medical Director for the Pediatric Specialty Clinic, Methodist Children Children’s Hospital, Former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Office Locations:
San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin

College:
University of Texas at Austin, BA Biology

Medical School:
Texas Tech University, School of Medicine, MD

Residency:
Pediatrics, Univeristy of Texas at Houston

Fellowship:
Pediatric Pulmonology, Texas Children’s Hospital; Baylor College of Medicine

Hobbies and Outside Interests:
Travel, international volunteer, soccer and biking

Marital Status and Number of Children:
Married, 3 children

RESEARCH

Tarak Patel, Richard Castriotta
Hyperactivity in Children with Asynchronous Breathing and Adenotonsillar Hypertrophy
Abstract submission for the Associated Professional Sleep Societies Meeting. Philadelphia 2004

PUBLICATION

Tarak J.Patel, Amir M. Khan, Connie L.Chiappetta, Okan Elidemir, Hasen Xue, M. Morandi, A. Holian, Giuseppe N. Colasurdo
Functional and Immune Response to Particulate Matter in Developing Mice
Poster Presentation at the American Thoracic Society. Seattle, WA 2003

Submitted for publication

Miller J, Colasurdo GN, Khan AM, Jajoo C, Patel TJ, Fan LL, Elidemir O
Immunocytochemical detection of milk proteins in tracheal aspirates of ventilated infants: a pilot study.
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2002 Nov;34(5):369-74

A Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate Short-Term Safety and Efficacy and Long-term Maintenance of Two Dose Levels of Rabeprazole Sodium Delayed-Release Pediatric Bead Formulation in 1- to 11-Year-Old Pediatric Subjects with Endoscopically Proven GERD. Protocol RABGRD3003. IND 33,985

A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group, Withdrawal Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Delayed-Release Rabeprazole in 1 to 11 Month Old Pediatric Subjects with Symptomatic/Erosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease,.  Protocol RABGRD3004.  IND No 33,985

Tarak Patel, Jerry Tomasovic
An Open-Label Study To Evaluate the Safety of NP101, a Sumatriptan Iontophoretic Transdermal Patch, in the Treatment of Acute Migraine over 12 Months
PROT-15- NP101-008

A Phase 1/2a, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerabiity, Immunogenicity, and Viral Shedding of MEDI-559, a Live Attenuated Intranasal Vaccine Against Respiratory Synctial Virus in Healthy 1 to <24 Month-Old Children.

Additional professional activities

2012
Voted one of US News Top Doctors

2011
Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Pediatric Advisory Panel

2010 – Present
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas San Antonio Regional Board of Trustees

2005
Volunteered at various non-governmental organizations related to child health.

2003
Curamericas. Served as asthma specialist on a mission trip to Bolivia. Trained local physicians and health care workers on asthma education and therapy guidelines.

LANGUAGES

Conversational Spanish and Gujarati

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