Neeraj Patel, MPH, MD, MBS

Neeraj Patel, MD, MPH, MBS

Neeraj Patel, MPH, MD, MBS

Attending Physician, Orthopaedic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

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About Me

Dr. Neeraj M. Patel is an attending surgeon at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed residency training at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he acquired advanced techniques in pediatric sports medicine and fracture surgery. His clinical interests include ACL injuries in all ages (including children with open physes), osteochondritis dissecans, cartilage injuries, patellar instability, pediatric fractures, and fracture malunion and nonunion. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Patel also holds Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Biomedical Science. Given this background, he is an active researcher, with nearly 30 peer-reviewed publications and almost another 30 presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Patel also served in several different capacities as a US Army officer for 15 years.

Clinical Interests: ACL injuries in all ages (including children with open physes), meniscus injuries, discoid meniscus, osteochondritis dissecans, cartilage injuries, patellar instability, pediatric fractures, and fracture malunion and nonunion

Education & Training

Education: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2012

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2017-2018; Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2012-2017

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Research

Research Interests: Outcomes of ACL reconstruction in children and adolescents, clinical decision making and outcomes of medial epicondyle fractures, injury and re-injury prevention for pediatric athletes, decision making and outcomes of osteochondritis dissecans, comparison of treatments and techniques in pediatric trauma, care disparities in pediatric orthopaedics, bibliometric research in orthopaedic surgery.

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