University of Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Board Certified:

American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group Ophthalmology

    9 Richland Medical Park Drive
    Suite 340
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803) 434-2020
  • Palmetto Ophthalmology

    100 Palmetto Health Parkway
    Suite 350
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803) 907-2020

About Rakesh Patel employed Palm tree iconPHQC button

Rakesh Patel, MD, earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and his residency at Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Patel further subspecialized by completing a two-year fellowship in oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, Illinois. He is one of 500 surgeons worldwide to have completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery-approved fellowship. Dr. Patel specializes in cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive procedures of the eyelid, tear duct and orbit. His clinical and research interests include thyroid eye disease, ptosis, lacrimal surgery, orbital tumors, eyelid reconstruction and orbital blowout fractures. He provides both nonsurgical cosmetic services, such as Botox and facial fillers (Juvederm, Restylane), as well as surgical cosmetic procedures including upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasties and midface lifts. Dr. Patel’s surgical philosophy is to always achieve a natural appearing result. Dr. Patel has also coauthored several journal articles and book chapters in the field of oculoplastics.