Robin Patel, M.D., Elected President of American Society for Microbiology

Robin Patel, M.D., has been elected President of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Dr. Patel will serve as President Elect beginning in June 2018, followed by her presidency role from July 2019 to July 2020.

Dr. Patel is Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology and a Consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology and Division of Infectious Diseases. She holds the academic ranks of Professor of Microbiology and Professor of Medicine from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and is the Elizabeth P. and Robert E. Allen Professor of Individualized Medicine. Dr. Patel also serves as Director of the Infectious Disease Research Laboratory and Director of the Bacteriology Laboratory.

Dr. Patel has also served for several years on numerous medical school committees, including the Curriculum Advisory Committee, Education Committee, Scientific Foundation of Medical Practice Curriculum Committee, and the Student Promotion Committee.

Dr. Patel’s research specialties include experimental animal models of infection, antimicrobial resistance, microbial biofilms, prosthetic joint infection, and clinical microbiology diagnostic testing. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered numerous national and international presentations.

About the American Society for Microbiology 
The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of more than 50,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM’s mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.

Members of the ASM Board of Directors are elected by ASM membership. For more information about ASM, visit

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