Dr. Patil’s biostatistical research interests are in longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, clinical trial design, analysis of incomplete data, measurement error models, and Bayesian methods. Dr. Patil uses these methods routinely in her clinical collaborations with oncologists and surgeons in the Genitourinary, Breast, and Colorectal Surgery Services. Dr. Patil’s current methodologic work is in two areas: developing approaches to compare cumulative risk distributions of two events; and how to design studies where there are competing events. In completed work, she has examined stage migration in metastatic renal cell carcinoma over the last four decades in internal and external datasets. Dr. Patil serves as a regular lecturer for the Department of Surgery Clinical Research Methods Lecture Series and the K30 Clinical Trial Symposium. She also serves on Research Council, MSKCC’s scientific review committee for all human subjects’ studies.