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Dr. Kamlesh Patel

Dr. Kamlesh Patel About Dr. Patel:
Medical School: University of Arizona
Residency: University of California- Davis
Fellowship: Craniofacial Fellowship at Boston Childrenís Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kamlesh Patel
About Dr. Patel:
Medical School: University of Arizona
Residency: University of California- Davis
Fellowship: Craniofacial Fellowship at Boston Childrenís Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Leeds, Yorkshire and moved to the US at the age of 18. He is a first-generation college grad!

Dr. Patel has been married for 17 years and has 2 children.

Research Interests:
Clinical Outcomes in patients with craniosynostosis and orofacial clefts.

"Plastic surgery is a specialty where one can really make a meaningful contribution. We are open to new ideas with the goal of always improving the outcome and minimizing the burden. We can make a significant impact on a patientís quality of life."

"I am interested in the way we deliver care. My aim is to transition care to be more patient-centered as opposed to disease-orientated care."

"Understanding the principles of craniofacial surgery are more important than the technical moves. I was fortunate to gain this knowledge in my fellowship and this has shaped my career."

"Recently I have partners with the Radiology Department to develop an MRI sequence to image cranial bone. Our goal is to automate post-processing and motion correction for clinical utility."

Advice for current residents interested in an academic career?
Take the time to create clinical, research and academic goals at the beginning of each year. Review them with your Chief and/or other mentors. Prioritize and donít be afraid to remove prior commitments.

Identifying good mentors is key and you will have multiple mentors during your career.

How to deal with setbacks?
Complications are always tough and the first is always the toughest. Be very open, learn, and be extra ready for the next one.

Always see the big picture and donít let small issues or barriers get you down.

Fun Facts:
My biggest interest are true football (soccer) and international cricket. I follow the Indian Cricket team, and for some odd reason, my son has also followed these two habits.


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