Medical Director, HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Sections, Arkansas Department of Health
Dr. Naveen Patil serves the Arkansas Department of Health as the Medical Director for the Infectious Diseases Branch. He is also the Project Director of the Hansen’s Program grant. Dr. Patil serves as the Chairman of the Arkansas AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Formulary Advisory Committee. In his capacity, Dr. Patil works in coordination with the Center of Health Protection at ADH to set policy direction for the department and assure that programmatic responsibilities are met. Dr. Patil has grant funding for these activities from CDC, HRSA and DHHS. He also directs patient care activities for the TB program and also guides clinical personnel at the Local Health Units and other facilities in HIV/STI care. Dr. Patil is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and holds a voluntary faculty position in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Medicine. He also has Master’s degrees in Health Services Administration and Gerontology, besides a Fellowship in Hospital Administration. He is an accomplished speaker and has presented at various regional, national and international meetings. He was awarded the highest honor for TB control efforts in USA in the year 2013. He was also chosen by AAPI USA for the Distinguished Young Physician Award in 2014. He was selected as a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America for excellence and services in the field of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Patil has published several journal articles and presented posters at National and International meetings. He serves as an editor, sub editor and reviewer for over 50 medical journals. He serves on the Board of National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and on Advisory Board Heartland National TB Center. He is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, HIV Medical Association, International AIDS Society, International Society of Infectious Diseases and several other professional organizations.
HIV/STD/Hepatitis,Hansen’s disease,TB,Infectious Diseases