Dr Patel is a highly experienced ophthalmic surgeon with a special interest in glaucoma, refractive and cataract surgery. He has completed in excess of 1,000 surgical procedures and regularly audits his cases to ensure his patients achieve the best outcome. Gaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of London, he went on to further subspecialise in glaucoma, receiving training within the South Thames London circuit and thereafter completing a fellowship in glaucoma at Kings Hospital and subsequently joining the fellowship programme at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Mr Patel is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
He received additional specialist training in 2019, gaining a postgraduate diploma with distinction in cataract and refractive surgery from Ulster University, as well as a Certificate in Laser and Refractive Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is currently active as a substantive consultant at Kingston University Hospital, where he routinely manages complex cataract and glaucoma cases.
With his extensive experience in ophthalmology, Mr Patel was a regular examiner at King’s College University and now examines for Barts and The London Medical School. He has been involved in the teaching at local and regional levels on topics pertaining to ophthalmology and regularly trains future ophthalmologists. He has presented his work at both regional and international events, including The Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ annual congress and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in the United States.
Mr Patel has received a variety of awards and prizes for his dedication to his work, most recently accepting a leadership prize by Health Education England for his efforts in reducing risks to patients that are admitted into hospital.