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NIMA PATEL
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Specialty
    • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Languages
    • English
    • Indian (Hindi)
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
    • Mount Sinai Queens
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35 Sutton Place
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-486-2720

Nima Patel, MD received her medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. During her residency in general surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey she was nominated for the Golden AppleTeaching Award and was also Chief Resident of her residency program. Dr. Patel completed further comprehensive subspecialty training in plastic surgery at The Summa Health/Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine. While she was in this program she traveled to Chile with Rotaplast of Rotary International which provides free reconstructive surgery for children in need. She continued her training as a fellow in breast and microvascular reconstructive surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Patel has presented her research at major national and international meetings. She has authored and published several papers, book chapters, and abstracts and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.


Dr. Patel focuses her clinical interests on both the aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. She provides a range of services, both surgical and non-surgical, addressing the aesthetic concerns of her patients. As a reconstructive surgeon her goal is to correct defects that are caused by cancer, trauma, or that are congenital by using a skin graft, moving around local tissue, or microvascular surgery.

 

In regards to her community involvement, Dr. Patel is the East Coast manager of Breast Oasis, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting communities by providing women who may not be able to afford them, with clean, certified, gently used bras.  She is also committed to educating the community about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to make informed decisions regarding health care. She participates in the Mount Sinai Queens community outreach program by giving lectures on topics including breast reconstructive surgery and how to choose a plastic surgeon.


1. Patel NP, Matros E, Cordeiro PG. The utility of the multi-Island vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (MI-VRAM) flap in head and neck reconstruction. Ann of Plast Surg 2012 Oct;69(4):403-7.

2. Levine SM, Patel N, Disa JJ. Outcomes of delayed abdominal-based autologous reconstruction versus latissmus dorsi flap plus implant reconstruction in previously irradiated patients. Ann of Plast Surg 2012 Oct;69(4):380-2.

3. Patel NP, Metteren J, Pederson J. A new dimension: robotic reconstruction in plastic surgery. J  Robotic Surg 2012;6(1):77-80.

4. Patel NP, Cervino AL. Treatment of keratoacanthoma: Is intralesional methotrexate an option?

Can J Plast Surg 2011 Summer;19(2):e15-e18.

 

5. Patel NP, Tantri MDP. Median cleft of the upper lip: a rare case. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2010 Nov;47(6):642-4.

6. Patel NP, Cervino AL. The use of Alloderm for coverage after keloid excision. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010 Apr;125(4):156e-157e.

7. Patel NP, Cervino AL. Keloid treatment: Is there a role for acellular human dermis (Alloderm)? J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2010 Aug;63(8):1344-8.

 8. Patel NP, Granick MS, Kanakaris NK, Giannoudis PV, Werdin F, Rennekampff HO. Comparison of wound education in medical schools in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Eplasty 2008 Jan 11;8:e8.

9. Patel NP, Granick MS. Wound Education: American medical students are inadequately trained in wound care. Ann of Plast Surg 2007 Jul;59(1):53-5; discussion 55.

10. Labropoulos N, Danielle M, Patel NP, Tiongson J, Pryor L, Giannoukas AD. Uncommon leg ulcers in the lower extremity. J Vasc Surg 2007 Mar;45(3):568-573.

11. Patel NP, Kim SH, Padberg FT. Venous ulceration and basal cell carcinoma: coincident or synergistic? J Vasc Surg 2006 Jul;44(1):210.

12. Patel NP, Labropoulos N, Pappas PJ. Current management of venous ulceration. Plast Reconstr Surg 2006 Jun;117(7 Suppl):254S-260S.

13. Davermann D, Martinez M, McKoy J, Patel N, Averbeck D, Moore C. Impaired mitochondrial function protects against free radical-mediated cell death. Free Radic Biol Med 2002 Nov 1;33(9):1209-20.

Book Chapters

1. Disa J, Patel NP. (Submitted) Breast reconstruction: prosthetic techniques. In: Thorne C et. al. Grabbe and Smith’s plastic surgery. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013.

Presentations

1. Patel NP, Matros E, Cordeiro PG. Utility of a multi island vertical rectus abdominis flap (VRAM) in head and neck reconstruction. Paper presented at The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; 2011 Oct;  Amelia Island, FL.

2. Patel NP, Cervino AL. Keloid treatment: Is there a role for human acellular dermis (Alloderm)? Paper presented at The Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference; 2010 Jan; Anaheim, CA.

3. Patel NP, Cervino AL. Keloid treatment: Is there a role for human acellular dermis (Alloderm)? Paper presented at The Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons; 2009 May; Indianapolis, IN.

4. Patel NP.  Advances in skin substitutes. Presented at Grand Rounds at: UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School; 2008 Feb; Newark, NJ.

5. Patel NP, Granick MS.  A comparison of medical school education in the US and UK regarding wound theory and management. Presented at The Plastic Surgery at the Red Sea International Symposium; 2007 Mar:  Eilat, Isreal.

6.  Patel NP, Granick MS. Wound education: Are American medical students adequately trained in wound care?  Presented at The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons; 2006 Dec; Boston, MA.

Abstracts

1. Patel NP, Matros E, Cordeiro PC. The utility of the multi-island vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous (VRAM) flap in head and neck reconstruction [abstract]. International Academy of Oral Oncology; 2011 Jul; Singapore.

2. Patel NP, Granick M, Giannoudis P, Kanakaris N. A comparison of medical school education in the US and UK regarding wound theory and management [abstract]. Scientific Program & Book of Abstracts for The Plastic Surgery Red Sea International Symposium; 2007 Mar; Eilat, Isreal.

Posters

1. Patel NP, Cervino AL. Keloid treatment: Is there a role for human acellular dermis (Alloderm)? Presented at The Summa Health System Post Graduate Day; 2009 Jun; Akron, OH.

2. Grannick MS, Patel NP. Deficient medical education in clinical wound healing. Presented at the International Advisory Board for Surgical Wound Management 2nd Annual Meeting; 2006 Mar; Cascais, Portugal.


Certification

American Board of Surgery

Education

BS, City University of New York Graduate Center

MD, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook Sch. of Med

Residency, General Surgery
University Hospital (UMDNJ)

Fellowship, Microvascular Surgery
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Languages

English, Indian (Hindi)