Rakesh B. Patel, MD
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology
A graduate of NJIT with an electrical engineering and a pre-med at Rutgers University, Rakesh B. Patel, MD 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 Surgeryaccredited by the AAFPRS. Dr. Patel is double board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2003-2013) and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as being a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
As a result of his many years of training, he was personally selected for the coveted position as Director of Facial Plastic andReconstructive Surgery training for the Montefiore Residency Program (OHNS) in New York (2002-2005), and for the Otolaryngology department at UMDNJ (2008-2009). Dr. Patel’s technical expertise and innovations in facial cosmesis earned him the 2005 and 2009 Teacher of the Year award from both universities residency programs.