Dr. Pritesh Patel is an Associate Professor of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. In his fellowship at the University of Illinois, his clinical work has focused on two groups of patients: patients with multiple myeloma and patients with hematologic malignancies undergoing stem cell transplantation. He has developed a large cohort of patients and significant clinical expertise in these areas.Dr. Patel had particular interest in the analysis of clinical outcomes of patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. Their studies have analyzed outcomes in the large UIC cohort of multiple myeloma patients. They have analyzed the outcomes of African American patients who underwent autologous stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma. They were the first group to show that myeloma patients with renal impairment have superior treatment free survival as compared to patients with normal renal function when undergoing autologous stem cell transplant.His labs hope is that the findings of their research will continue to improve outcomes in patients with multiple myeloma undergoing autologous stem cell transplant.His research is focused on malignant hematology and stem cell transplants.