Meet Dr. Patel

Dr. Patel joins the practice having spent 5+ years as a full-time faculty member of the UCSF Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery where he was also the Residency Program Director. During his tenure at UCSF, he was involved in numerous major surgical cases including full-mouth rehabilitation with dental implants, jaw resections for removal of tumors and jaw surgeries for treatment of complicated facial asymmetries. He is excited to bring a high level of expertise to the Fremont community. Prior to his appointment at UCSF, he received his DMD degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and subsequently received his MD degree and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCSF in 2013. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

When it comes to patient care, Dr. Patel’s philosophy is simple: Provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care in a safe and ethical environment.

Dr. Patel grew up in India and immigrated to the US with his family in 1999. He speaks Gujarati and Hindi. In his spare time, he is a semi-professional photographer and a wine connoisseur. He lives in San Carlos with his wife and two daughters.


University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). Residency in OMFS. 2007 – 2013.

UCSF Department of Surgery. Internship in General Surgery. 2011 – 2012.

UCSF School of Medicine. M.D. 2007 – 2011.

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. D.M.D. 2003 – 2007.

Cornell University. Electrical & Computer Engineering. B.S. 2003.


  1. Freilich M, M Patel C, Wei M, Shafer D, Schleier P, Hortschansky P, Kompali R, Kuhn L. Growth of new bone guided by implants in a murine calvarial model. Bone. 2008 Oct;43(4):781-8. PMID: 18589010
  2. Krajewski A, Allen B, Hoss D, Patel C, Chandawarkar RY. Cutaneous myiasis. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009 Oct; 62(10):e383-6. PMID: 18583210
  3. Dillon JK, Liu SY, Patel CM, Schmidt BL. Identifying risk factors for postoperative cardiovascular and respiratory complications after major oral cancer surgery. Head Neck. 2011 Jan; 33(1):112-6. PMID: 20578073
  4. Robert RC, Liu S, Patel C, Gonzalez ML. Advancements in office-based anesthesia in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Sep; 21(2):139-65. PMID: 23981491
  5. Robert RC, Patel C. Oral Surgery Patient Safety Concepts in Anesthesia. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2018 May; 30(2):183-193. PMID: 29622312.
  6. Robert RC, Patel C. Anesthetic Pump Techniques Versus the Intermittent Bolus: What the Oral Surgeon Needs to Know. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2018 May; 30(2):227-237. PMID: 29622315.


  1. “Mandibular fractures” chapter authored for the on-line point of care reference, Dynamed Plus, an EBSCO product.