Dr. Patel is a board certified ophthalmologist with additional fellowship training in medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He specializes in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular conditions, and surgery of retinal disorders. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Patel graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Biology and Economics. He returned to New Jersey for his medical degree at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After completing an ophthalmology residency at Summa in Akron, Ohio, Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in vitreo-retinal disease at Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School. He completed a second fellowship at University of Arizona where he stayed on as a faculty member. Prior to moving back to New Jersey, Dr. Patel was in private practice for four years in central Illinois.