Nirav Patel, M.D. Assistant professor

Nirav Patel, M.D.

Office information

VCU Neuroscience, Orthopaedic & Wellness Center
11958 West Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Henrico, VA 23233
For appointments, call (804) 360-4669
Website: https://vcuhealthnowcenter.org

Specialization

  • Hip and knee joint reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic sports medicine

Board certification and licensure

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Eligible
  • Virginia Board of Medicine Physician License

Education

  • Fellowship – The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Sports Medicine) - Philadelphia, PA
    - Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Orthopaedic Trauma) - Richmond, VA
    - Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Sinai Hospital (Adult Reconstruction) - Baltimore, MD
  • Residency – Imperial College London/St. Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals - London, United Kingdom
  • Medical School – University of Birmingham - Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Undergraduate Study – University of Bath - Bath, United Kingdom

Professional achievements

Postgraduate education
  • MS, Sports and Exercise Medicine, University of Bath, UK
Certifications
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS), 2014
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada (FRCSC), 2016
  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Orthopaedic Surgery (CCST UK), 2015
Postdoctoral honors and awards
  • Fellows Best Paper (2nd Place) - Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Sports Society Meeting (POSSM), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2018
  • Residents/ Fellow Best Paper (2nd Place) - Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Meeting. Charleston, SC, 2018
  • AAOS Best Papers Highlights Symposium: AAOS Annual Meeting 2017. San Diego, CA, 2017
  • Charnley Latta Travelling Fellowship Award. The John Charnley Trust, UK, 2015
  • Zimmer Fellowship Award – Adult Reconstructive in Hips and Knees. British Orthopaedic Association, UK, 2015
  • Norman Capener Travelling Fellowship Award. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK, 2014
  • Lipmann Kessel Prize (1st Place). North West Thames Orthopaedic Rotation 2013, London, UK
  • Best Poster Prize: British Trauma Society Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 2007
  • Best Presentation Prize (1st Place): South East Thames Circuit Meeting, London, UK, 2006
Events and sports team coverage experience
  • Assistant Team Physician, Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-18
  • Assistant Team Physician, Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-18
  • Assistant Team Physician, Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-18
  • Assistant Team Physician, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-18
  • Assistant Team Physician, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, 2017-18
  • Physician, Philadelphia, PA (2017) and London, UK (2008-2011) Marathons
Editorial activity
  • Elite Reviewer and Editorial Board Member, Journal of Arthroplasty
  • Committee Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Journal Reviewer for Arthroplasty Today, American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Bone and Joint Journal (UK)
  • Editorial Board Member for Annals of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation; Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation; and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal
Postdoctoral teaching
  • Tutor, University of Bath, UK, 2017-18
  • Faculty, Fundamentals of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Course for Orthopaedic Residents, AAOS, AAHKS, Knee and Hip Societies, Baltimore, MD, 2016-18
  • Faculty, Chelsea and Westminster Orthoplastics Emergencies Course, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK, 2015
  • Course Organizer and Faculty, Imperial MSk Lab 2nd Femoral Nailing Simulation Course for trainees, London, UK, 2014
  • Course Organizer and Faculty, Imperial MSk Lab 2nd External Fixation Course for trainees, London, UK, 2014
  • Organizer and Faculty, Kingston Basic Orthopaedic Surgical Skills (BOSS) courses in Knee Arthroscopy and Hip Fractures, Kingston, UK, 2012-2014
Grant support
  • Ethicon Foundation Award for a Research Project Abroad. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK, 2015
  • League of Friends Award, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK, 2015
Publications
  • Over 100 peer-reviewed publications, national/international presentations and book chapters

Research interests

  • Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Return to sport after joint replacement/ ligament surgery
  • Opioid sparing surgery
  • National database studies

To view listing of recent publications, please go to PubMed.