Dr. Neal Patel earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School as part of an engineering in medicine program with the Illinois Institute of Technology where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics. After completing residency in Urologic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey, he joined the University of Southern California (USC) Institute of Urology as a Felix and Mildred Yip Fellow in Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopy.
Dr. Patel has been previously active with the American Medical Association, the Illinois State Medical Society and the Chicago Medical Society. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Medical Society, and has held multiple leadership positions within organized medicine at both local and national levels. In 2009, Dr. Patel was invited to attend the TEDMED inaugural conference in San Diego and has since been an invited alumnus.
During his time at USC, Dr. Patel performed hundreds of benign and oncologic Robotic procedures using the Intuitive Surgical’s DaVinci™ Xi and Si platforms and also consulted with Intuitive Surgical in testing future technologies. While Dr. Patel enjoys all aspects of urologic surgery he specializes in new advanced robotic techniques such as Cystectomy with Intra-corporeal Diversions, Retroperitoneal Access Robotic Surgery, and Zero Ischemia partial nephrectomy.
Dr. Patel has co-authored a number of publications, patents, and textbook chapters, as well as presented research at many national conferences. He has been nationally recognized on his work with neuro-protective nanosphere drug delivery technologies as well as cytoreduction for metastatic prostate cancer. He has also founded two medical device companies and has a keen interest in medical and biotechnology that improves patient experience and outcomes while decreasing the cost of healthcare in the U.S. and around the world.