Dr. Vipul Patel is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in complex hand and upper extremity problems with a focused approach on both nonsurgical and surgical solutions. He has sub-specialty training in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery.
Dr. Patel attended medical school in Brooklyn at State University of New York Downstate Medical School, graduating in the top of his class with election to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. He subsequently did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases– one of the nation’s top orthopedic surgery residency programs. Dr Patel then pursued further training at Harvard Medical School where he completed a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at Massachussets General Hospital, gaining extensive experience in complex hand and upper extremity conditions. He has obtained additional microsurgery training at the Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Biomechanics at the Musculoskeletal Research Center at New York University Hospital For Joint Diseases.
During his residency training, Dr Patel served as the in-house physician for Madison Square Garden, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Martha Graham Dance School. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, has authored several book chapters in his field of expertise and has presented at National and Regional Orthopedic Surgery/Hand Surgery Annual meetings. Dr Patel has received numerous accolades for his clinical excellence including awards at the 2005 and 2006 Annual Smith and Nephew national resident research competition and the senior resident research award for basic science research in orthopedic surgery at NYU in 2008.
A New Yorker at heart (raised in Queens and medically trained in Brooklyn/NY), Dr. Patel recently returned to Brooklyn to start his own private practice in Park Slope.