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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, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 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
1-800-283-5848

Selected Publications

Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. Evidence for Use of Frontozygomaticus and Contralateral Eurion as Hand-Caliper Landmarks for Assessment of Deformational Plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Sep;27(6):1498-1500.

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Um GT, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Anatomical Study of the Intraosseous Pathway of the Infraorbital Nerve. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jun;27(4):1094-7.

Odom EB, Woo AS, Mendonca DA, Huebener DV, Nissen RJ, Skolnick GB, Patel KB. Long-Term Incisal Relationships After Palatoplasty in Patients With Isolated Cleft Palate. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jun;27(4):867-70.

Salehi A, Ott K, Skolnick GB, Nguyen DC, Naidoo SD, Kane AA, Woo AS, Patel KB, Smyth MD. Neosuture formation after endoscope-assisted craniosynostosis repair. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Aug;18(2):196-200. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Mulliken JB. Anthropometric Outcomes following Fronto-Orbital Advancement for Metopic Synostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May;137(5):1539-47.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Parikh RP, Skolnick GB, Woo AS. Five surgical maneuvers on nasal mucosa movement in cleft palate repair: A cadaver study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Jun;69(6):789-95. Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. Reply: Progressive Tightening of the Levator Veli Palatini Muscle Improves Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Early Outcomes of Primary Palatoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar;137(3):644e.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. Reply: Progressive Tightening of the Levator Veli Palatini Muscle Improves Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Early Outcomes of Primary Palatoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):1059e-60e.

Nguyen DC, Shahzad F, Snyder-Warwick A, Patel KB, Woo AS. Transcaruncular Approach for Treatment of Medial Wall and Large Orbital Blowout Fractures. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2016 Mar;9(1):46-54. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Harvey AA, Patel KB. An Alternative Method of Intermaxillary Fixation for Simple Pediatric Mandible Fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Mar;74(3):582.e1-8. Epub 2015 Nov 10.

Han RH, Nguyen DC, Bruck BS, Skolnick GB, Yarbrough CK, Naidoo SD, Patel KB, Kane AA, Woo AS, Smyth MD. Characterization of complications associated with open and endoscopic craniosynostosis surgery at a single institution. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar;17(3):361-70. Epub 2015 Nov 20.

Russell AJ, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Woo AS. The Use of an Inferior Pennant Flap during Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair Improves Lip Height Symmetry. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov;136(5):1046-53.

Parikh RP, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Patel KB, Woo AS. Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: Risk Factors and Implications for Quality Improvement from a Nationwide Assessment of 11,656 Operations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):120.

Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. Comparison of Direct and Digital Measures of Cranial Vault Asymmetry for Assessment of Plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Sep;26(6):1900-3.

Farber SJ, Snyder-Warwick AK, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Maxillomandibular Fixation by Plastic Surgeons: Cost Analysis and Utilization of Resources. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Sep;77(3):305-7.

Dr. Patel on PubMed

Chapters

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