Alpa R. Patel, MD, holds dual appointments in the Section of Pulmonary Medicine and Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is a co-director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center. Her clinical interest focuses on management of adult cystic fibrosis patients. Her research interest lies in preventive medicine, especially cystic fibrosis-related osteoporosis, and the prevention and treatment of depression and diabetes related to cystic fibrosis. She is also involved in the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Network and has served as a primary reviewer on proposed protocols. She is a co-director of and actively involved with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is also active in teaching medical professionals at multiple levels, with other major interests in the internal medicine/pediatrics clinic and teaching internal medicine/pediatric residents.