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Vivek Patel, MD, FRCSC

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentOphthalmology
AddressHC4 4900 1450 San Pablo Street
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033-6103
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    TitleDirector of the Neuro-ophthalmology service


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    University of SaskatchewanMD2001
    McGill UniversityOphthalmology Residency2006
    USC Roski Eye InstituteNeuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship2007
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    University of Saskatchewan2001Top Graduating Student in Neurology
    Canadian Space Agency (in conjunction with NASA)2002Aerospace Medicine Award
    McGill University, Department of Ophthalmology2006Leadership Award
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California2007Faculty Teacher of the Year
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin2008Faculty Teacher of the Year
    University of Ottawa Eye Institute2009Faculty Teacher of the Year
    USC Roski Eye Institute2015Faculty Teacher of the Year

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    Vivek R. Patel, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees, with distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his internship and residency training in ophthalmology at McGill University, where he served as chief resident, prior to completing fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Patel came to us from the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was an assistant professor of neuro-ophthalmology.

    Board-certified in the United States and Canada, Dr. Patel is an associate professor of ophthalmology and director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Program at the USC Roski Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine. He also serves as the Residency Program director and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship director at USC. He is currently a board examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a co-editor of Walsh and Hoyt’s Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials, 3rd Edition, which is widely recognized as one of the pre-eminent textbooks in the field.

    Dr. Patel has considerable expertise and experience in the surgical management of complex adult strabismus including the use of adjustable sutures and transposition techniques.

    Dr. Patel’s major academic interest is in the study and imaging of the visual pathways. He has considerable expertise and experience in interpreting visual fields, microperimetry, and optical coherence tomography scans, in addition to the clinical evaluation and identification of patients with visual loss due to optic neuropathies and intracranial disorders. Dr. Patel is a co-investigator on a multidisciplinary collaboration involving ultra-high resolution imaging of the visual pathways and how they are affected in various optic nerve and retinal disorders.


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    1. Patel V, Singh VP, Pinnamaneni JP, Sanagasetti D, Olive J, Mathison M, Cooney A, Flores ER, Crystal RG, Yang J, Rosengart TK. p63 Silencing induces reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into cardiomyocyte-like cells. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Apr 13. PMID: 29716728.
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    2. Do JL, Sylvester B, Shahidzadeh A, Wang RK, Chu Z, Patel V, Richter GM. Utility of optical coherence tomography angiography in detecting glaucomatous damage in a uveitic patient with disc congestion: A case report. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Dec; 8:78-83. PMID: 29260124.
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    3. Patel V, Burt BM. The printed trachea. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Oct; 9(10):3672-3673. PMID: 29268372.
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    4. Moysidis SN, Koulisis N, Patel V, Kashani AH, Rao NA, Humayun MS, Rodger DC. THE SECOND BLIND SPOT: SMALL RETINAL VESSEL VASCULOPATHY AFTER VACCINATION AGAINST NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS AND YELLOW FEVER. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Winter; 11 Suppl 1:S18-S23. PMID: 27599107.
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    5. Singh VP, Mathison M, Patel V, Sanagasetti D, Gibson BW, Yang J, Rosengart TK. MiR-590 Promotes Transdifferentiation of Porcine and Human Fibroblasts Toward a Cardiomyocyte-Like Fate by Directly Repressing Specificity Protein 1. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Nov 10; 5(11). PMID: 27930352.
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    6. Mathison M, Singh VP, Chiuchiolo MJ, Sanagasetti D, Mao Y, Patel V, Yang J, Kaminsky SM, Crystal RG, Rosengart TK. In situ reprogramming to transdifferentiate fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes using adenoviral vectors: Implications for clinical myocardial regeneration. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb; 153(2):329-339.e3. PMID: 27773576.
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    7. Patel V, Mathison M, Singh VP, Yang J, Rosengart TK. Direct Cardiac Cellular Reprogramming for Cardiac Regeneration. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Sep; 18(9):58. PMID: 27554127.
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    8. Kota PS, Naguib MR, Patel V, Rosengart TK. Less may be more: Using small molecules to reprogram human cells into functional cardiomyocytes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Jan; 153(1):128-130. PMID: 27726873.
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    9. Storey PP, Kim EL, Patel V. Ptosis, Miosis, and Intermittent Esotropia Following Pituitary Adenoma Resection. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug 01; 134(8):941-2. PMID: 27355788.
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    10. Kontzialis M, Choudhri AF, Patel V, Subramanian PS, Ishii M, Gallia GL, Aygun N, Blitz AM. High-Resolution 3D Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Sixth Cranial Nerve: Anatomic and Pathologic Considerations by Segment. J Neuroophthalmol. 2015 Dec; 35(4):412-25. PMID: 26576019.
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