Dr. Anup Patel is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon trained in hand/upper extremity surgery, microsurgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Yale University followed by a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Dr. Patel received his MD and MBA from the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Management, respectively. He graduated as the valedictorian of his class at the University of Florida majoring in economics, biochemistry and molecular genetics and valedictorian of his high-school class at Lake Highland in Orlando.
Dr. Patel has served on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee, as well as the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal’s Editorial Board. He is on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open Journal’s Editorial Board spearheading its operative video instructional series endeavoring to train surgeons worldwide. He serves as reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Dr. Patel has worked in the United States Senate assisting with healthcare finance involving the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill.
His academic success including innovative research has garnered numerous accolades and been featured in various media outlets. NBC’s Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon thanked Dr. David Chiu and Dr. Patel on the show for their help in managing and treating his ring avulsion injury and nerve compression. USA Today and former Governor Jeb Bush recognized Dr. Patel for his academic achievement and volunteer efforts at the University of Florida. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in surgery including aesthetics, burns, craniofacial, trauma, hand and microsurgery, and peripheral nerve compressions. Of note, he was awarded the Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Murray Award for his research on cost effectiveness of treatment of skin cancers.
Dr. Patel maintains a commitment to serving society co-founding Cents of Relief, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that endeavors to empower victims of human trafficking through healthcare and education. The foundation has developed a partnership with Operation Smile to deliver burn care to indigent victims as well as comic book teaching about burn safety. He has been on panels with global health leaders such as NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo and Partners in Health’s co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer for his work on reducing the global surgical burden of disease. Dr. Patel’s international efforts have been featured in the New York Times best-seller Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity.
He values the privilege of helping his patients, while joining them in their medical journey to restore their form and function. He is dedicated to providing you with safe and successful surgery.