Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist


Dr. Patel’s clinical and research interests are focused on returning athletes to sport as well as joint preservation. Having served as a team physician for the Brooklyn Nets (NBA), St. Louis Blues (NHL), and Iona College (NCAA), he understands that a solid partnership between the doctor and the patient is critical to developing an individualized recovery plan. Dr. Patel strives to return athletes to their games as quickly as possible and to help all patients achieve their desired activities – from playing with grandchildren to returning to the field as a pro athlete – after treatment.

His specific areas of interest include:

  • hip arthroscopy (hyperlink to:
  • hip labral repair/reconstruction (hyperlink to:
  • gluteus medius (abductor) repair/trochanteric bursectomy (hyperlink to: and
  • proximal hamstring repair (hyperlink to:
  • anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (hyperlink to:
  • meniscus repair/transplantation (hyperlink to:
  • Achilles tendon repair (hyperlink to:
  • rotator cuff repair (hyperlink to: )
  • arthroscopic & open shoulder stabilization/labrum repair (hyperlink to: and
  • pectoralis major tendon repair (hyperlink to:
  • distal biceps (elbow) repair (hyperlink to:
  • elbow ulnar collateral ligament repair/reconstruction (Tommy John)
  • platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections (link to:

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Education & Research

Dr. Patel completed orthopedic surgery residency at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he assisted in caring for the St. Louis Blues (NHL) athletes. He gained additional expertise while completing fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the world-renowned Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, annually recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 hospital for orthopedic surgery. During this time, he served as a team physician for the Brooklyn Nets (NBA). His roots are in Texas as he attended college at Texas A&M University and earned his Doctor of Medicine from University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Patel has numerous published peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and textbook chapters, has been awarded various research grants to support his advancement of orthopedic science, and has won international/national research awards. He serves on the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Technology Committee.


2022 – Joseph C. McCarthy Award in Hip Preservation Research – International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)

2022 – Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors: Rising Stars

2020 – Washington University in St. Louis – Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research Award

2015 – Dean’s Award for Research Excellence

2014 – Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Junior selection

2014 – Gold Humanism Honor Society

2014 – William Todd Midgett, MD Award for Superior Clinical Practice

2014 – Joseph B. Kass Award for Research

2014 – Colin Maclean Presidential Scholarship

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