Rakesh B. Patel, M.D. FACS
A graduate of NJIT with a pre-med at Rutgers University, Dr. Patel went on to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) – New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Patel completed his Post-Doctoral training as Chief Resident in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at UMDNJ. He completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery accredited by the AAFPRS. Dr. Patel is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as being a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
His extensive training ranks him among the most specialized facial plastic surgeons in the nation. Dr. Patel’s facial plastic fellowship training has distinguished him from his colleagues. As a result of his prestigious fellowship, he was personally selected for the coveted position as Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training for Montefiore Residency Program (OHNS) in New York and for the Otolaryngology department at UMDNJ since 2008. Dr. Patel’s technical expertise and innovations in facial cosmesis earned him the Teacher of the Year award in 2005 and 2009.
In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Patel maintains memberships in several professional societies, including:
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2003-2013)
- American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
Dr. Patel’s hospital affiliations include:
- Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ
- The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
- University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
- St. Francis Medical Center
- Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell
- Capital Health Regional Medical Center
Dr. Patel gives every patient the time and personal attention necessary to ensure a high level of personal service. His professional integrity ensures that every procedure is scrutinized to the last detail to ensure reliable, consistent and desirable long-term results. Each consultation with Dr. Patel is private and confidential.