Dr. Raj Patel specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous. He has specialized training in treating and managing eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments. Dr. Patel is also interested in the continued research in the causes of these diseases and new treatment options. Retinal treatments are progressing rapidly and Dr. Patel is committed to providing the highest quality of retinal care and advanced therapy options to his patients.
Dr. Patel received his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. He went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in pharmacology from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He stayed in Louisiana to complete his medical degree at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Following his internship at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Pennsylvania, Dr. Patel returned to Tulane University for his ophthalmology residency. After residency, Dr. Patel went on to complete a fellowship program in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Chicago
Dr. Patel’s career is quite demanding of his time; however, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two boys. He enjoys playing tennis, football, basketball, and tinkering with electronics and computers. In the fall you will find him cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers in college football.