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Sachin Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel was born in Patterson, NJ and grew up in Scranton, PA. After graduating from Jesuit High School (Scranton Prep) he chose to go directly to medical school in Europe and pursue the family trade. Dr. Patel comes from a high extended family of physicians. His father, sister, wife, and approximately 25 other relatives, enjoy practicing the different fields of medicine.

After completing medical school, Dr. Patel completed and internship in Flushing Hospital, New York. He went on to complete a three year residency in Opthalmology at Nassau University Medical Center and Stony Brook in Long Island, NY. During his final year in residency Dr. Patel was fortunate to have served as chief resident.

Following his Ophthalmology defree, Dr. Patel went on to earn his retinal surgery degree by completing two years of vitreo-retinal surgery fellowship. The first year was with world renowned surgeon and researcher, Dr. Gholam A. Permam at Tulane Univerity Health Sciences Center, and the second year was at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation due to the devestation of downtown New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina. Peymam is the most published vitreo-retinal surgeon in the history of the field, co-creator of the field of vitreo-retinal surgery, and a record member of the Ophthalmology Hall of Fame. Dr. Patel was fortunate and grateful to have this world-class experience.

Dr. Patel has a special interest in International Ophthalmology. After completing his retinal fellowship, he worked in Oslo, Norway in the vitreo-retinal division at Ulleval University Hospital. Here he was able to work alongside the countries most advanced VR surgeons. He was fortunate to learn and use the latest European techniques, which will soon be available in the USA.

Dr. Patel has also led two chartable mission trips to under-privileged areas in India. He was able to offer over a 100 eye saving surgical retinal procedures in a short two months. He hopes to continue surgical medical mission trips once every two years.

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