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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
George Washington University, Washington, DC
George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC
Board Certification:
Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology

Resources for My Patients

Diseases and Conditions

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Offices and Directions

Falls Church

Otolaryngology HNS1
Office Address: 
201 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
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I enjoy all aspects of otolaryngology and have particular interests in the surgical management of sinus disease, minimally-invasive sinus surgery, salivary endoscopy and surgery, and voice disorders and voice surgery.

Working with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group provides me with the opportunity to pursue my professional passions and provide excellent, patient-centered care to our community.

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctor, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017, 2018
  • Valedictorian, George Washington University School of Medicine

Languages Other than English

Professional Affiliations

What My Patients Say

From my first appointment to my post-surgery follow-up visits and phone calls, Dr. Patel demonstrated professionalism, personal care, understanding, and compassion. He was never hurried and patiently responded to all my queries and concerns. He actually invited me sincerely to voice them out. I never felt like I was just a number, but as a unique human being. I found a friend in him. Thank you, Dr. Patel, and thank you, Kaiser Permanente. - AC

I am floored to have found Dr. Patel and very grateful to have found an in-network ENT super specialist that I can now see whenever vocal issues arise and for my annual laryngeal checkup. Kaiser Permanente really won a dedicated fan in me with Dr. P. Thanks, Dr. Patel! - TG

I sincerely want to thank Dr. Patel for his professionalism and dedication toward me. I had no hope until I met this doctor. I pray that we have more of Dr. Patel in our medical centers. God bless you and give you the strength to perform your duties every single day of your life. Thank you again. - AS

Upon meeting Dr. Patel for my initial visit, his manner was very welcoming and made this first appointment very relaxing. Dr. Patel spent as much time as needed to answer all my questions, explained my condition in a way that was easy to understand, and responded very quickly to emails. I was given everything I needed to prepare for the surgery; he visited me before the surgery to ensure I was ok and relieve any apprehension, and followed up with me after my surgery multiple times to check in and ensure I was ok. Dr. Patel is an extraordinary physician and surgeon who, from my experience, makes a patient feel as if they are his only patient. - MM

We were so happy with the care we received by Dr. Patel for my daughter. I was pretty anxious about her procedure and he offered two different options for us, but also communicated what he recommended while also considering my concerns. I would definitely recommend Dr. Patel for any ENT needs! - CL

Dr. Patel explained what my problem was and told me what the process would be to see exactly what was wrong and how to take care of it. He was easy to talk to, listened attentively to my concerns, and answered all of my questions in a caring way from my first visit, through the procedure to take care of my problem, and during the follow-up visit. He was able to remove the cyst that he had seen on my epiglottis in the office without my having to go through surgery. I liked him and what he did for me very much and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who has ENT problems. - RV

This comment is from a Kaiser Permanente member who has been in this country for the last 36 years and has had experience of medical care from so many different caregivers. But I can easily say Kaiser Permanente is the best. I am glad to say that after having met Dr. Patel and experiencing his wonderful way of dealing with my problems, and his excellent way of explaining the procedures involved and the frank way of telling me the pluses and minuses of the procedure and the hopes of success, I was so impressed that I had no hesitation in asking him to go ahead and do the procedure. After the procedure he re-checked visually and said a little more should be done to get the best results and he did it immediately. I think by finding doctors and specialists like Dr. Patel, Kaiser Permanente has proven that they really want their members to have the best medical care. Thanks Kaiser Permanente and thanks Dr. Patel. - AS

If I could shout, I'd give the biggest shout-out to Dr. Patel! I lost my voice completely due to a paralyzed vocal cord, but when I could barely speak, he listened closer. Dr. Patel not only listened, he cared, he believed, he persisted and he did what I believed couldn't be done by any other doctor...he gave me a temporary voice to be heard and the hope of restoring it long term, in the future. I still have a long way to go in my rehabilitation/recovery, but I am grateful to Dr. Patel for his compassion and expertise. Dr. Patel is nothing short of amazing! - KS

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Patel and the extraordinary care he provided when I experienced gland stones and an abscess as a result of my submandibular gland being compromised. He was extremely patient and knowledgeable, and helped me heal from the abscess before performing surgery to remove the affected gland. It's been two weeks since my surgery, and I'm healing very well. There is barely a scar where Dr. Patel made the incision to remove the gland. I truly appreciate all he did to make me well after a very painful and difficult experience. He's an excellent doctor and amazing surgeon, and takes great care of his patients! - EB

Dr. Patel is incredibly approachable and considerate. His ability to understand your concerns and provide explanations or advice is as comforting as his phenomenal technical skills. It is easy to see why so many of his patients take the time to compliment him and the team of nurses and voice coaches that work with him. There's no doubt you will see [him] on the cover of some magazine and in a list of best doctors. - SK