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About Dr. Anita
Patel, MD

DR. ANITA PATEL IS A FEMALE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON PRACTICING IN THE HEART OF BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA.

Her patients are put at ease by her warm smile, excellent listening skills, and her wealth of knowledge and experience.

Dr. Patel has built her practice on word-of-mouth referrals from happy patients. She feels there is no greater compliment than the trust and confidence her patients bestow when sending friends and family, and aims to exceed their expectations.

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Michigan, and is a mid-westerner at heart. She excelled in academics from an early age and attended the Honors College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Biology.

She stayed in Ann Arbor to attend the prestigious University of Michigan Medical School, ranked the #6 medical school in the country by the US News & World Report that year.

In 2001, she received her medical doctorate (M.D.) and began her career as a doctor and surgeon. Dr. Patel is also a member of Mensa, a high IQ society whose members have an IQ in the top 2% of the population.

Dr. Patel’s interest in plastic surgery was sparked by her experiences in medical school rotation, which exposed her to the amazing breadth and depth of the specialty.

Dr. Patel has been enthusiastic about plastic surgery ever since. She is excited to be part of a specialty that can not only transform physical form and function, but can also transform lives.

She is thankful and honored to have such a fulfilling role and career.

Meet Dr. Anita Patel, MD

TRAINING & EXPERTISE

Prior to commencing her plastic surgery training, Dr. Patel gained a solid background in General Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans.

The training included a heavy Trauma Surgery experience at Charity Hospital, providing Dr. Patel an opportunity to strengthen her skills while gaining experience managing acute trauma situations.

These facets of general surgery training were valuable in providing a wide variety and high number of clinical and surgical experiences, allowing Dr. Patel to builda strong foundation for a successful career in surgery.

Just prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Dr. Patel was accepted into one of four highly coveted positions at the Plastic Surgery Program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

There, she trained with some of the best plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, including prominent surgeons known and respected around the world. Her experience at USC allowed her to work in numerous hospital and clinic settings around Los Angeles, and gain experience in each of the subspecialties within plastic surgery.

Following her formal plastic surgery training, Dr. Patel spent one year with Dr. Jay Calvert, learning advanced techniques in rhinoplasty and revision nasal surgery, including airway reconstruction with rib cartilage grafts, diced cartilage, and fascia grafts.

Dr. Patel excelled throughout her education and training, and successfully passed the rigorous process of Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, scoring 97th percentile on the Oral Board Examination.

She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgery, and the California Society of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Patel has presented her clinical research and activity at numerous regional, national, and international meetings, including the American College of Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Multi-Disciplinary Vegas Cosmetic Meeting, International Master Course on Aging Skin, and other meetings.

She has presented at conferences abroad in Italy, Germany, and India. She has also given presentations at local hospitals such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Good Samaritan Hospital.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anita Patel, MD

CHARITABLE GIVING

DR. PATEL IS GRATEFUL FOR HER CURRENT PRACTICE, AND FEELS COMPELLED TO GIVE BACK.

In 2007, she traveled to Thailand as a Regan Fellow with Operation Smile, a volunteer organization performing cleft lip and palate surgery on children.

More recently, she has participated in fundraising events for locally based charities that provide reconstructive plastic surgery services for patients from around the world.

In 2012, she ran the NYC marathon on behalf of Lend-A-HandIndia and raised money that went towards the charity, despite the race being canceled due to Hurricane Sandy.She then ran the marathon race the following year to follow through on her promise.

In 2016, Dr. Patel went on a medical mission to Haiti with the Children of War Foundation to help both adults and kids.

Dr. Patel is in her 9th year of private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Patel holds hospital privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and St. John’s Health Center.

Born and Raised in the Midwest

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Michigan, and is a mid-westerner at heart.

Born and Raised in the Midwest

1983

The little artist: Won a coloring contest

It really comes as no surprise that seven-year-old Anita Patel won first place in the Fisher Body 75th Anniversary Colouring Contest. After all, she has been dabbling in colouring books for at least four years.

1983

The little artist: Won a coloring contest

1997

GRADUATED COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN BIOLOGY

She graduated from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Biology.

1997

GRADUATED COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN BIOLOGY

1997

THE WHITE COAT CEREMONY: COMMENCING MEDICAL SCHOOL

She began her medical career in Ann Arbor, attending the prestigious University of Michigan Medical School, ranked the #6 medical school in the country by the US News & World Report that year.

1997

THE WHITE COAT CEREMONY: COMMENCING MEDICAL SCHOOL

2001

2001: OFFICIALLY A DOCTOR!

In 2001, she graduated and earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, and embarked on her surgical career.

2001

2001: OFFICIALLY A DOCTOR!

GENERAL SURGERY IN NEW ORLEANS

She spent four years training in general surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans (shown here with fellow surgical residents). Fortunately, she was offered a position in plastic surgery training just months before Hurricane Katrina, which she accepted and brought her to California.

GENERAL SURGERY IN NEW ORLEANS

PLASTIC SURGERY IN SUNNY LOS ANGELES

She was the only woman in her graduating class of 4 at USC (shown here at her graduation, with other residents in the program) and after 7 long years of surgical training, including 4 years of general surgery and 3 years of plastic surgery, she embarked on her private practice career.

PLASTIC SURGERY IN SUNNY LOS ANGELES

2007

GIVING BACK

In 2007, she traveled to Thailand as a Regan Fellow with Operation Smile, a volunteer organization performing cleft lip and palate surgery on children, and in 2016 she traveled to Haiti with a group performing reconstructive work on children and adults.

2007

GIVING BACK

GROUP PRIVATE PRACTICE IN BEVERLY HILLS

Following her formal plastic surgery training, Dr. Patel spent one year with Dr. Jay Calvert, learning advanced techniques in rhinoplasty and revision nasal surgery, including airway reconstruction with rib cartilage grafts, diced cartilage, and fascia grafts.

GROUP PRIVATE PRACTICE IN BEVERLY HILLS

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER AND COURSE INSTRUCTOR

National speaker and course instructor in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas. International speaker in Germany and India.

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER AND COURSE INSTRUCTOR

TV APPEARANCES

She was a guest expert on shows like the Doctors and reality shows, as well as sharing beauty advice on Refinery21, WhoWhatWear, and Byrdie Beauty.

TV APPEARANCES

2016

SOLO PRIVATE PRACTICE IN BEVERLY HILLS

Dr. Patel launched her very own solo private practice office in 2016, and s now in her 13th year of private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Patel holds hospital privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and St. John’s Health Center.

2016

SOLO PRIVATE PRACTICE IN BEVERLY HILLS

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