Image Payal K. Patel, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor, The University of Michigan Health System; Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Patel’s career as an infectious disease physician has been dedicated to addressing the pressing issue of antimicrobial resistance through clinical practice, advocacy, scholarship, national and international research collaborations, and medical education. Dr. Patel completed a medical degree and internal medicine residency at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, earning an MD with distinction in research in the field of infectious diseases. Committed to gaining clinical expertise in antimicrobial stewardship, Dr. Patel completed fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School. Dr. Patel also completed a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2015, Dr. Patel joined the faculty at the University of Michigan and is currently the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and the Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee at the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Patel won the 2021 SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Scholar Award and the 2021 Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Patel is also an active member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and a “Stand Up to Superbugs Ambassador” with the Pew Charitable Trusts.