Dr. Patel traveled to beautiful Melbourne, Australia, earlier this month to deliver the keynote speech for the 2022 Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. During his delivery, Dr. Patel shared our approach to very advanced head and neck cancer and discusses the efforts being made at redefining “unresectable.”

Throughout the conference Dr. Patel held additional sessions on “Avulsive facial trauma – stabilization and definitive reconstruction” as well as “In house 3D printing in maxillofacial reconstruction – the new state of the art”.

As the presiding medical director of the Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Dr. Patel further contributes to the field as an educator. He provides unique insight and hands on training to world-class head and neck surgeons.

In addition to his role as medical director, he  holds academic appointments at Oregon Health and Science University and Washington State University School of Medicine. He plays a vital role at these institutions as a resource for residents and medical students.

Dr. Patel is a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer, with over 60 published articles, textbook chapters, and abstracts. Early detection of cancer and minimally invasive microvascular reconstruction are his primary areas of interest.