New York Hand Surgery

Vipul Patel, MD, F.A.A.O.S. Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgeon

Dr. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases. He grew up in Queens, went to medical school in Brooklyn and obtained orthopedic surgical training in Manhattan. After practicing outside the city, he decided to return to Brooklyn where he started his medical journey.

Dr. Patel’s expertise is in complex hand and upper extremity problems with a focused approach on both nonsurgical and surgical solutions.

He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty training in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery. He attended medical school in Brooklyn at State University of New York Downstate Medical School (SUNY Downstate), graduating in the top of his class, with election to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. He subsequently did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of the nation’s top orthopedic surgery residency programs. Dr Patel then pursued further training at Harvard Medical School where he completed a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the Massachussets General Hospital, gaining extensive experience in complex hand and upper extremity conditions. He has obtained additional microsurgery training at the Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Patel completed a fellowship in Orthopedic Biomechanics at the Musculoskeletal Research Center at New York University Hospital For Joint Diseases.

Dr Patel has served as the in-house physician for Madison Square Garden, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Martha Graham Dance School. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, has authored several book chapters in his field of expertise and has presented at National and Regional Orthopedic Surgery/Hand Surgery Annual meetings. Dr Patel has received numerous accolades for his clinical excellence including awards at the 2005 and 2006 Annual Smith and Nephew national resident research competition and the senior resident research award for basic science research in orthopedic surgery at NYU in 2008.

EDUCATION

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program
08/1/08-07/31/09

Residency

New York University
Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
07/02-07/08

Research Fellowship

Musculoskeletal Research Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases
June, 2004 to June, 2005

Internship

New York University, New York, New York
General Surgery Internship
07/02-07/03

Medical School

State University of New York at Brooklyn, Downstate
7/2000-7/2002

Undergraduate

Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education – CUNY
7 Year B.S/M.D. Program
7/1995-7/2000

Licensure and Certification

  • New York State Medical License, 2002
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Publications

  • Sathappan SS, Ginat D, Patel VP, Walsh M, Jaffe W, DiCesare PE. Effect of Anesthesia on Limb Length Discrepancy Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Feb;23(2):203-9
  • Patel, VP., Sehgal, B., Preston, C., Walsh, M., Di Cesare PE: Factors associated with prolonged wound drainage following primary Total hip and knee arthroplasty. JBJS Am 2007 Jan;89(1):33-8
  • Patel, VP., Bong, M.R., Di Cesare, P.E.: Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis. Am J Orthop. 2007 May;36(5):255-60. Review.
  • Walsh M, Preston C, Bong M, Patel V, Di Cesare PE Relative risk factors for requirement of blood transfusion after total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2007 Dec;22(8):1162-7
  • Bong, M.R., Patel, V., Chang, E.Y., Issack, P.S., Hebert, R., Di Cesare, P.E.: Risks Associated with Blood Transfusion after Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 19(3):281-7, 2004.
  • Bong, M.R., Patel, V., Iesaka, K., Egol, K.A., Kummer, F.J., Koval, K.J.: Comparison of a Sliding Hip Screw with a Trochanteric Lateral Support Plate to an Intramedullary Hip Screw for Fixation of Unstable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Cadaver Study. J Trauma 56(4):791-794, 2004.
  • Vigler M, Palti R, Goldstein R, Patel VP, Nasser P, Lee SK. Biomechanical study of cross-locked cruciate versus Strickland flexor tendon repair. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Dec;33(10):1826-33.
  • Patel VP, Paksima N. Complications of distal radius fracture fixation. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2010;68(2):112-8.

Book Chapters

  • Patel VP, Jupiter JB. Chapter: Reoperative Issues Following Carpal Bone Fracture Surgery. Reoperative Hand Surgery. Edited by Scott F.M. Duncan. 2010
  • Patel VP, Sang Gil-Lee. Chapter 10: Variants of the Kite flap. Flap Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication. Edited by Ghazi M. Rayan, MD and Kevin C. Chung, MD. 2009
  • Author: First Aid for Surgery – Chapter: Orthopedic Surgery – McGraw Hill Companies
  • Author: First Aid for Psychiatry – Clinical Vignettes throughout, McGraw Hill Companies, 2003
  • Author: First Aid for Neurology – Chapter: Introduction to Neuroanatomy, McGraw Hill Companies, 2006
  • Author: First Aid for Obstetrics and Gynecology – Clinical Vignettes, McGraw Hill Companies, 2006

Presentations

  • Bong, M.R., Patel, V., Iesaka, K., Egol, K.A., Kummer, F.J., Koval, K.J.: Comparison of a Sliding Hip Screw with A Trochanteric Lateral Support Plate to an Intramedullary Hip Screw for Fixation of Unstable Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures. 2003 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 70th Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation. New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Bong, M.R., Patel, V., Chang, E., Issack, P.S., Hebert, R., Di Cesare, P.E.: Which Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty Should Predonate Blood? 2003 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 70th Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation. New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2003.
  • Preston, C.F., Bong, M.R., Patel, V., Heibert, R.N., Di Cesare, P.E.: Role of Autologous Blood Donation and Cell Saver on Transfusion Rates after Total Hip Replacement. 2005 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 72nd Annual Meeting. Poster Presentation. Washington, DC, February 2005.
  • Patel V, Preston CF, Di Cesare PE. Factors associated with prolonged wound drainage following a Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. 2005 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 72nd Annual Meeting. Podium Presentation. Washington, DC, February 2005.
  • Patel V., Sehgal B, Preston C.F., Walsh M, Di Cesare P.E. Factors Associated with Prolonged Wound Drainage Following a Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. 2006 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 73rd Annual meeting: Chicago, IL, February 2006. Poster Presentation.
  • Kwon YW, Jarit GJ, Patel V, Fulkerson EF. “Histological and morphological analysis of a Rat model of osteonecrosis.” 2006 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 73rd Annual meeting: Chicago, IL, February 2006. Podium Presentation.
  • 20th Smith & Nephew Resident Research Competition. Factors associated with prolonged wound drainage following a Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. 2006
  • 21st Smith & Nephew Resident Research Competition. The role of Estrogen in Osteoarthritis: Is it chondroprotective or chondrodestructive?2007
  • Vigler M, Palti R, Goldstein RY, Patel V, Nasser P, Lee SK. Cross Locked Cruciate vs Strickland Flexor Tendon Repair: a Biomechanical Study. Podium Presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 7, 2008, San Francisco, CA
  • Patel V, Soojian M, Egol KA, Paksima N. Fracture of the distal ulna metaphysis in setting of a Distal Radius fracture. Podium Presentation at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 7, 2008, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • Dean’s List, CUNY Medical School 1995-2000
  • Mack Lipkin Broaders Horizon Research Fellowship June 1998
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, SUNY Downstate 2001
  • Best Clinical paper Award – 20th Annual Smith and Nephew Resident research competition, Memphis TN Aug 2005
  • Best Basic Science paper Award – NYU HJD Senior Resident research Presentations, May 2008

Resident Activities

Resident House physician Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Martha Graham Dance Company
Madison Square Garden
12/03-07/08

Park Slope, Brooklyn

330 9th street (btw 5th and 6th ave),
Brooklyn, New York 11215

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75 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

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