About Nimesh Patel, MD

Dr. Nimesh A. Patel specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. His clinical interests and expertise involve working with both adult and pediatric patients, with a goal of providing top quality, individualized care for a variety of conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, ocular trauma, and retinopathy of prematurity. He is an active member of the Retina Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, as well as at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he is the Director of Pediatric Retina.

During his medical training, Dr. Patel excelled academically and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. After completing his ophthalmology residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, he served as Chief Resident and Director of the Trauma Service. He subsequently completed vitreoretinal fellowship training there as well.

Dr. Patel is an innovator with a passion for clinical and basic science research. He has published numerous original peer-reviewed research articles and textbook chapters spanning a range of subjects including surgical techniques, retinal vascular diseases, intraocular lenses, retinal imaging, and ocular infections. He is often invited to speak at highly regarded local, national, and international conferences.

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114 - 3002
Phone: 617-573-3288

Mass Eye and Ear Longwood
800 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-6303
Phone: 617-936-6156

Medical Education

  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Fellowship, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute


  • 1. Patel NA, Curiel S, Sridharan TK, Zhang Q, Hunter TR, Ho PT, Torrelles JM, Moran JM, Gómez JF, Anglada G. A disk of dust and molecular gas around a high-mass protostar. Nature. 2005 Sep 01; 437(7055):109-11.

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