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Boston, MA 02118

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Nirav Patel, MD

Attending Neurosurgeon,
Boston Medical Center

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
cerebral or brain aneurysm, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral arteriovenous malformation or AVM, carotid stenosis, cerebral revascularization, surgical management of stroke, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery

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Biography
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Medical School
Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC (MD 2004)

Residency
Intern, General Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison WI (2005)
Resident, Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison WI (2010)
Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison WI (2011)

Fellowship
Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, Macquarie University, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Sidney, Australia (2012)

Postgraduate
Georgetown University Graduate School, Washington, DC (MA 2001)

Certification 
Board-eligible (American Board of Neurological Surgery)

Biography

Dr. Patel completed his medical education at the Georgetown University Medical School, and at the same time completed a master’s degree in human physiology also at Georgetown. After medical  school , he moved to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, where he completed one year of general surgery internship, followed by six years of neurosurgery residency, the last of which he served as Chief Resident.  residency, Dr. Patel received the department resident academic achievement award for two years in a row. He also received grants from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, in addition to a Stryker Educational Grant for Skull Base Neurosurgery.

Dr. Patel then completed additional subspecialty training focusing on the development of highly-specialized microsurgical and operative techniques for the treatment of complex vascular lesions.  He completed a cerebrovascular and skull base fellowship, under the tutelage of  Drs. Michael Morgan and Marcus Stoodley, at Macquarie University in Sidney, Australia. Dr. Patel participated in the operative treatment of a large number of complex cerebrovascular and skull base bases, gaining significant experience in this area.

In November 2012, Dr. Patel joined the Boston Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery. His clinical expertise encompasses all aspects of cerebrovascular neurosurgery, with a particular emphasis on aneurysms and AVMs or arteriovenous malformations. He has been featured in the Boston Medical Center hospital-wide newsletter for his treatment of a particularly large and complex aneurysm. Dr. Patel participates in cerebrovascular and skull base activities at a national level. He is a member of several professional societies, including the Congress of Neurosurgery and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Publications

Morgan MK, Patel NJ, Simons M, Ritson EA, Heller GZ. Influence of the combination of patient age and deep venous drainage on brain arteriovenous malformation recurrences after surgery. Journal of Neurosurgery 2012: 117(5): 934-741.

Lall R, Patel NJ, Resnick DK. A review of complications associated with craniocervical fusion surgery. Neurosurgery 2010 Nov: 67(5):1396-402.

Iskandar BI, Rizk E, Meier B, Hariharan N, Bottiglieri T, Finnell RH, Jarrard DF, Banerjee RV, Skene JHP, Nelson A, Patel N, Gherasim C, Simon K, Cook TD, Hogan KJ.  Folate regulation of axonal regeneration in the central nervous system through DNA methylation.  Journal of Clinical Investigation 2010 May: 1603-1616.

Seckin H, Patel NJ, Avci R, Dempsey RJ, Baskaya MK. Removal of cavernous malformation of the meckel’s cave by extradural pterional approach using Heros muscle dissection technique. Surgical Neurology 2009 72:733-736

Dittmer JK, Patel NJ, Dhawale SW, Dhawale SS. Production of laccase isoforms by phanerochaete chrysosporium grown under nutrient sufficiency. FEMS Microbiology Letters 1997 149:65-70.


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Boston, MA 02118


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