Profile Summary

Medical Qualifications: MD (Bombay), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin), FCPS FCMT

Designation: Director, General Medicine

Years of experience: 48 years




Dr Altaf Patel has been Honorary Professor in Medcine at the JJ Group of Hospitals and Honarary Physician to JJ Hospital. He joined the JJ Group of Hospitals in 1977 and was until 2007. During these years he taught MBBS, MD and FCPS students and has been examiner for MBBS, MD and FCPS in Mumbai and for the MRCP practical exam the PACES in London & International. He was the 1st Indian to be qualified by the International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicity in India. 

Dr. Patel has been a Sitting Member of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai and a member of the permanent examination committee. He has been a Medical Columnist for 25 years for leading Mumbai news-papers and contributed to the best- selling book Dear People With Love and Care your doctors, by writing the opening chapter. He has spoken at many national and international conferences.

Awards & Publications:


  • Distinction in medicine at MBBS  
  • Gold Medal at FCPS exam 


  • Idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis presenting as panhypopitutarism. Gupta Vishal, Nagpal R D, Venkataraman Sunita, Patel Altaf. The Endocrinologist May/June 2010 Vol 20- Isuue 3:pp 102-4 
  •  Recent advances in the management of allergy and asthma in Medicine Update 2005
  • MRI Spectroscopy in pituitary tuberculoma. Saini KS, Patel AL, Shaikh WA. Sing Med Jour 2007 Aug. 48(8):783-6
  •  E.C.G. changes in Tetanus. Current Med. Practice 1973
  • Down's Syndrome: Hitherto undescribed anomaly. Journal of A.P.I.
  • Presented a paper on ECG changes in gastric cooling at the World Congress 1972 
  • Sturge Weber Syndrome. JAPI 1988
  •  Rhino cerebral Mucormycosis JAPI Vol 47:May 1999 
  •  Parameningeal rhabdomyosarcoma in an adult JAPI Dec 99 
  •  Pseudohypoparathyroidism JAPI Vol 48 Feb 2000 
  • Cerebral venous thrombosis due to Protein C deficiency JAPI May 2000 
  • Gaucher’s Disease JAPI 2009 May: 57: 410-1 
  • ECT in drug resistant neuroleptic syndrome JAPI 2008 Jan ; 56:49-50 
  • Klippel Trenaunay syndrome. JAPI 2006 Feb; 54:156-8 
  • Patent Ductus Areteriosis with left to right shunt in a 64 yr old asymptomatic male. JAPI 2004 Sept: 52:753-5 
  • Primary systemic amyloidosis JAPI 2004 April :52: 335-7 
  • Kerosene poisoning - varied systemic manifestations JAPI 2004 Jan: 52: 65-6 
  • Vishal Gupta, Vaishali Teli, Altaf Patel 2019. N-Terminal pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-pro BNP) is a Strong Predictor of Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Optimized for Conventional Cardiovascular and Renal Risk Factor, and its Relationship With Highly Sensitive C- Reactive Protein (Hs-CRP) at the end of 2 Years. Indian Journal of Cardiology Photon 112, 130- 144 
  • Was Weekly Medical columnist for Midday and Inquilab newspapers 
  • Editorial columnist with Times of India Group at Mumbai Mirror at present at times of 
  • Diabetes 2020 june 69 supplement 2219:PUB comparison of effeciency of canagaflozin 100 mg vs canagaflozin 300 mg on hscrp in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus Vishal Gupta Vaishalli Tehli and Altaf Patel 
  • Canagaflozin may offer vascular and renal protection in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus-An indian perspective by Dr Vishl gupta,Dr Vaishalli Telli,Prof Dr Altaf PatelIndian journal of cardiology,impact index3.81,e-ISJN:A4372-3164 Imprint:photon,category peer reviewed journal 



  • Associations of Physicians of India 
  • Cardiology Society of India 
  • International Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology 
  • Royal College of Physicians London and Edinburgh 
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