Lakewood Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Nilpesh M. Patel, M.D. Curriculum Vitae


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Hand Surgery Fellowship, completed Aug 2010


Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


University of North Carolina School Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • M.D.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • B.A. Political Science and Chemistry

University of Sussex, Falmer, England
  • Study abroad focusing on European Health Care System


Rhee, John M. MD; Patel, Nilpesh MD; Yoon, S Tim MD, PhD; Franklin, Betty RN. High Graft Resorption Rates with Dense Cancellous Allograft in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Spine. 2007 Dec 15;32(26):2980-4.

Yoon S, Patel N. Molecular Therapy of Intervertebral Disc. Eur Spine J. 2006 Aug;15 Suppl 3:S379-88.

Ulnar Styloid Fractures and Distal Radioulnar Joint Stability: A biomechanical analysis using a supination-pronation model
  • Kelly Day, Emory University Department of Orthopaedics, Apr 2009

High graft resorption rates with dense cancellous allograft for ACDF.
  • Podium Presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Mar 2006
  • Poster Presentation, North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Oct 2007

The Use of Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: An Analysis of Practices at a Major
Level I Trauma Center
  • Podium Presentation, Eastern and Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Victoria, Canada. Aug 2007

Braiding does not affect the tensile properties of quadrupled tendon ACL grafts.
  • Podium Presentation, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC. Mar 2002
  • Poster Presentation, Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Apr 2002
  • Podium Presentation, International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendon III. New Orleans, LA. Feb 2003


Arthroscopic Management of SLAP Tears and Proximal Bicep Injuries. University of Washington Arthroscopy Course. Tracy, CA. Jan 2010

Wrist Arthroscopy: Basic Techniques and TFCC Repair. University of Washington Arthroscopy Course. Tracy, CA. Aug 2009

Management of Multidirectional Shoulder Instability. Southern Orthopaedic Association Southeastern Conference Shoulder Symposium. Atlanta, GA. Mar 2007


Emory Department of Orthopaedics Award for Most Outstanding Second Year Resident

Medtronics Scholarship

NIH Fellowship and Research Grant

Department of Biology Teaching Award, University of North Carolina