Khushbu Patel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and also the Associate Clinical Director of Chemistry, Metabolic Disease and Mass Spectrometry Laboratories at Children’s Health. She participates in the training of pathology residents and clinical chemistry fellows in the areas of pediatric clinical chemistry, metabolic diseases, clinical informatics and test utilization.

Khushbu completed her PhD and COMACC-accredited clinical chemistry fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine within the Department of Pathology and Immunology. She is certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and also serves on the College of American Pathologist’s Instrumentation Committee.


Graduate School
Washington University (2014), Biology

Research Interest

  • biomarkers and proteomics
  • clinical informatics and test utilization
  • mass spectrometry
  • metabolic diseases
  • reference intervals


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Incidence of humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy among hypercalcemic patients with cancer.
Szymanski JJ, Otrock ZK, Patel KK, Scott MG Clin. Chim. Acta 2016 Jan 453 190-3
IL13 activates autophagy to regulate secretion in airway epithelial cells.
Dickinson JD, Alevy Y, Malvin NP, Patel KK, Gunsten SP, Holtzman MJ, Stappenbeck TS, Brody SL Autophagy 2016 12 2 397-409
A Fatty blood sample.
Patel KK, Scott MG Clin. Chem. 2015 Apr 61 4 672-3
Atg16L1 T300A variant decreases selective autophagy resulting in altered cytokine signaling and decreased antibacterial defense.
Lassen KG, Kuballa P, Conway KL, Patel KK, Becker CE, Peloquin JM, Villablanca EJ, Norman JM, Liu TC, Heath RJ, Becker ML, Fagbami L, Horn H, Mercer J, Yilmaz OH, Jaffe JD, Shamji AF, Bhan AK, Carr SA, Daly MJ, Virgin HW, Schreiber SL, Stappenbeck TS, Xavier RJ Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2014 May 111 21 7741-6


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Honors & Awards

  • AACC General Research Grant
  • CCRAC Early Career Research Award
    Children's Clinical Research Advisory Committee (2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (2017)
  • Academy of the AACC (2016)
  • American Association of Clinical Chemistry (2014)