After completing a pediatric craniofacial fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, he joined the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis 2011.He is Director of Craniofacial and Medical Director of the Operating Rooms at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). He treats patients with craniosynostosis or other craniofacial abnormalities (congenital or traumatic).He obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation in May 2017 at Washington University to advance his ability to perform high quality clinical research and this program allows him to take advantage of the tremendous resources available. His research focus is in craniofacial with particular interest in craniosynostosis and has authored over 90 peer reviewed papers.
Dr. Patel specializes in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. His practice includes the treatment of both adults and children for cleft lip and palate disorders, reconstruction for craniosynostosis and other facial/skull malformations, treatment of moles and vascular malformations, ear reconstruction for children with abnormal or absent ears, and facial trauma reconstruction.