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Kirtesh Patel, MD

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Hematopathology


Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology




ProPath, a Sonic Healthcare anatomic pathology practice, is privileged to include Kirtesh Patel, M.D., as a part of its dynamic medical staff. Dr. Patel is a board-certified pathologist who brings robust professional medical and leadership experience.

Dr. Patel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada. He then served his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. This was followed by a fellowship in hematopathology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a gastrointestinal and surgical pathology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Patel has held positions in a variety of healthcare settings. He was a clinical instructor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he taught gastrointestinal pathology. Prior to joining ProPath, he was a staff pathologist at Delta Pathology Group in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Patel has extensive leadership experience. He was the medical director of laboratory at Minden Medical Center in Minden, LA. He has been a pathology representative on numerous cancer tumor conferences at the Willis Knighton Cancer Center and the Christus Health Cancer Treatment Center.

Dr. Patel has peer-reviewed manuscripts published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and Pathology Research International. He has presented abstracts at meetings of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists and the College of American Pathologists.



University of North Carolina (BS)
Chapel Hill, NC

St. George’s University School of Medicine (MD)
St. George’s, Grenada


Postgraduate Training

Gastrointestinal and Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Hematopathology Fellowship
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC


Professional Memberships

American Society for Clinical Pathology

American Society of Hematology

College of American Pathologists

Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology

Peer-Reviewed Articles
  1. Abdulrahman AA, Patel KH, Yang T, Koch DD, Sivers SM, Smith GH, Jaye DL. Is a 500-cell count necessary for bone marrow differentials?: A proposed analytical method for validating a lower cutoff. Am J Clin Pathol. 2018;150(1):84-91.
  2. Bardarov S, Khachaturov V, Patel K, Jimenez E. Case report of undifferentiated endometrial sarcoma in association with osteoclast-like giant cells. Patholog Res Int. 2011 Mar 30;2011:629840.

  1. Patel K, Smith G, Koch D, Sivers, S, Jaye D. Is a 500-cell bone marrow differential count necessary? Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists Meeting, Birmingham, AL, June 2016.
  2. Patel K, Ralston J. Primary cylindroma of the breast [poster 77]. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013;137(10):1455. CAP National Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2013.