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Kamlesh B. Patel, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency

Medical School

M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona, 2005

Post Doctoral Education

General Surgery Residency, University of California-Davis
Sacramento, California, 2005-2008

Plastic Surgery Residency, University of California-Davis
Sacramento, California, 2008-2010

Craniofacial Fellowship, Children’s Hospital, Boston Massachusetts, 2010-2011

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery -– Certified

Honors and Awards

2012: “Paul M. Weeks Resident Teaching Award,” Plastic Surgery Residents. Washington University School of Medicine.
2012: Alumni Achievement Award, UMKC
2010: Francis W. Noel Award for Scholarly Activity
2009: Sara C. Armstrong Award for Compassionate Care

Professional Organizations
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Active Member
American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, Associate Member

Clinical Interests

Cleft lip and palate, craniofacial and general pediatric plastic surgery.

Learn more about pediatric plastic surgical services at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Patients Seen At

St. Louis Children's Hospital (Pediatric)
One Children's Place, Suite 1A
St. Louis, MO 63110

Selected Publications

Patel KB, Mulliken JB. Correction of the Vestibular Web during Primary Repair of Unilateral Cleft Lip. Plastic Recon Surg. (Accepted)

Le M, Patel KB, Skolnick G, Naidoo S, Smyth MD, Kane AA, Woo AS. Assessing Long-term Outcomes of Sagittal Synostosis Reconstruction using 3D Photography. J of Craniofacial (Accepted)

Mendonca D, Patel KB, Skolnick G, Woo A. Anatomical Study of the Effects of Five Surgical Maneuvers on Palate Movement. JPRAS (Accepted)

Gangopadhyay N, Shah M, Skolnick G, Patel KB, Naidoo S, Woo A. Point of Maximum Width: A New measure for Anthropometric Outcomes in Patients with Sagittal Synostosis. J of Craniofacial (Accepted)

Russell A, Patel KB, Skolnick G, Woo A, Smyth M. The Path of the Superior Sagittal Sinus in Unilateral Coronal Synostosis. Childs Nervous System (Accepted)

Ghosh T, Skolnick G, Sun H, Patel KB, Smyth M, Woo A. Calvarial Thickness and Diploic Space Development in Children with Sagittal Synostosis Assessed by Computed Tomography. J of Craniofacial (Accepted)

Vogel T, Woo A, Kane A, Patel KB, Naidoo S, Smyth M. A Comparison of Costs Associated with Endoscope-Assisted Craniectomy vs. Open Cranial Vault Repair for Infants with Sagittal Synostosis. J of Neurosurgery Pediatrics. 2014;13:324–331.

Sauerhammer T, Patel KB, Rogers GR. Combined Metopic and Unilateral Coronal Synostosis: A Phenotypic Conundrum. J of Craniofacial 2013. (Accepted)

Patel KB, Mendonca D, Skolnick G, Woo AS. Anatomical Study of the Medial Crura and its Effect on Nasal Tip Projection in Open Rhinoplasty. Plast. Recon. Surg. 2013;132: 787-793.

Yarbrough CY, Smyth MD, Holekamp TF, Ranalli NJ, Huang AH, Patel KB, Kane AA, Woo AS. Delayed Synostoses of Uninvolved Sutures after Surgical Treatment of Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg 2014; 25:119-123.

Patel KB, Sullivan SR, Murthy AS, Marrinan E, Mulliken JB. Speech Outcome after Palatal Repair in Non-syndromic versus Syndromic Robin Sequence. Plastic Recon Surg. 2012;130:578e-585e.

Patel KB, Taghinia A, Proctor MR, Warf BC, Greene AK. Extradural Myelomeningocele Reconstruction Using Local Turnover Fascial Flaps and Midline Linear Skin Closure. J Plastic Recon Surg. 2012;65(11):1569-72.

Patel K, Bartholomew S, Wong M, Stevenson T. Distally-Based Sural Lesser Saphenous Neuro-Veno-Adipo-Fascial (NVAF) Flap for Reconstruction in the Foot: Lessons Learned. Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2010;16(3): e79-83.

Patel K, Wong M, Whetzel T, Pu L, Stevenson T. Breast Cerebrospinal Fluid after Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement. Plast. Recon. Surg. 2010;126(5): 261e.

Patel K, Owens V, Hu V. Tissue Expander Reconstruction of Centrifugal Lipodystrophy of the Abdominal Wall. Plast. Recon. Surg. 2010;126(3):150e.


Patel KB, Eberlin KR, Vyas RM. Chapter 5: Anthropometry Evaluation and Planning in Patients with Cleft Lip. In: Video Atlas of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery. 2014

Eberlin KR, Vyas RM, Patel KB, Hamdan US. Chapter 1: Anatomy and Embryology. In: Video Atlas of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery. 2014

Vyas RM, Eberlin KR, Patel KB, Hamdan US. Chapter 3: International Surgical Outreach Initatives: Planning, Execution, Execution, and Safety. In: Video Atlas of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery. 2014