Dr. Patel was born and raised in Michigan, and is a mid-westerner at heart.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
National speaker and course instructor in San Francisco, New York City and Las Vegas. International speaker in Germany and India.
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.
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