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ANUP PATEL, M.D., M.B.A.

Plastic Surgeon

Orlando Plastic Surgery Institute founding physician, Dr. Anup Patel, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, completing his training at Yale University Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Patel received further training in hand/upper extremity surgery and microsurgery, having completed a combined fellowship at the New York University Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Mt. Sinai Department of Orthopaedics.

A lifetime marked by excellence

Dr. Patel received his MD and MBA from the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Management, respectively. In a lifetime marked by excellence and ascendance, Dr. Patel graduated as the valedictorian of his class at the University of Florida, majoring in economics, biochemistry and molecular genetics. He was valedictorian of his high-school class at Lake Highland in Orlando, Florida.

Patient-driven care methods

Dr. Patel blends elite surgical skill with innovative and pioneering techniques to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes. The results are natural, restoring aesthetic harmony and function. You benefit from Dr. Patel’s comforting and reassuring bedside manner and patient-focused care methods. In addition to elite surgical skill and training, two of his most effective tools are his acute listening skills and probing, questioning style. Dr. Patel employs these tools to ensure that he and his team fully understand your desired outcome and the underlying reasoning for considering a particular procedure.

Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery as Dr. Patel practices, combine the science of exquisite surgical technique and the creativity that only true artisans cultivate. Evidencing Dr. Patel’s prowess on both fronts are the consistently exceptional outcomes he delivers to patients domestically and internationally.

Innovator & Leader

From the outset of his medical career, Dr. Anup Patel has worked tirelessly to reach and remain at the forefront of the plastic surgery specialty as a thought leader. Already, he is counted among those surgeons worldwide who are pushing the field to ever-higher reaches of innovation and professionalism. Dr. Patel has served on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee, as well as the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal’s Editorial Board. He is on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open Journal’s Editorial Board spearheading its operative video instructional series endeavoring to train surgeons worldwide.

Dr. Patel is widely recognized as a surgeon-advocate using the specialty to improve the lives of women, men and children in the United States and across the globe. His academic success, including innovative research, has garnered numerous accolades and been featured in various media outlets.


Recently, NBC’s Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon thanked Dr. David Chiu and Dr. Patel on-air for their help in managing and treating his ring avulsion injury and cubital tunnel syndrome. USA Today and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush recognized Dr. Patel for his academic achievement and volunteer efforts at the University of Florida. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on various topics in surgery, including aesthetics, burns, craniofacial, trauma, hand and microsurgery, and peripheral nerve compressions. Of note, he was awarded the Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Murray Award for his research on cost effectiveness of treatment of skin cancers.

Commitment to serving society

Dr. Patel maintains a commitment to serving society. He co-founded Cents of Relief, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that endeavors to empower victims of human trafficking through healthcare and education. The foundation has developed a partnership with Operation Smile to deliver burn care to indigent victims and developed a comic book that teaches burn safety to children. He has been on panels with global health leaders such as NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo and Partners in Health’s co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer for his work on reducing the global surgical burden of disease. Dr. Patel’s international efforts have been featured in the New York Times best-seller, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity.

For a full list of awards, published articles, media appearances, education and background information, download Dr. Anup Patel’s full CV.