Shipra Patel, M.D.


Shipra Patel, M.D.

Global TA Section Head, Endocrinology

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Shipra is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric endocrinologist. As a Medical Director at Parexel, she has gained extensive experience through medical monitoring for several phase III type 2 diabetes trials, as well as a phase II type 1 diabetes trial and a phase IV type 2 diabetes trial. Her responsibilities have included providing therapeutic area and protocol training for team members, communicating with sites and sponsors, and performing medical safety data review, safety processing, and review of adjudication cases. In addition, she served as the global medical monitor for a sarcopenia clinical drug trial in elderly patients and has gained experience in gastroenterology, nutritional and neonatology clinical drug trials.

Work experience

Shipra joined Parexel as an Associate Medical Director in February 2013. She has over ten years of clinical experience with various pediatric endocrine conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypothalamic/pituitary dysfunction, growth disorders, thyroid conditions, pubertal, adrenal and bone disorders. She has served as the Director of the UNC Children’s Lipid Clinic, and is an active member of the Endocrine Society and National Lipid Association. She continues to see patients at the UNC pediatric endocrine clinic while working at Parexel as a Medical Director. During her pediatric endocrinology fellowship, she participated in research projects including an early developmental study involving mice with a mutation of the type 1 IGF receptor. She studied the SBDS gene in two patients with Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and insulin-dependent diabetes. She assisted in recruitment for a type 1 diabetes study in which peripheral blood cells from recently diagnosed pediatric patients were transferred into transgenic mice. She also has experience with clinical diabetes projects.


Shipra completed her pediatric residency training at Schneider Children’s Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center and her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Shipra was an Assistant Professor in the UNC Division of Pediatric Endocrinology in Chapel Hill, NC for five years.