Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate studies at the Boston University, achieving the highest honors in the study of economics and biochemistry/molecular biology. Continuing at BU School of Medicine, he completed his medical studies with the distinction of cum laude and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honors Society membership. This was followed by a comprehensive year training in Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. General Ophthalmology training was completed at the world-renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital/New York University School of Medicine. His specialized fellowship training in the surgical and medical diseases of the retina and vitreous was completed at the University of South Florida College of Medicine which entailed care and surgery of patients at the University, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Bay Pines Veterans Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital. In addition to clinical duties, Dr Patel participated in various multicenter investigational trials evaluating the role of latest groundbreaking treatments for Diabetic retinopathy, Macular degeneration, and Uveitis.