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Sunil Patel, MD

Sunil Patel, MD

Neurosurgery Charleston, SC

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Med University SC

Office Address

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  • 96 Jonathan Lucas Street
    CSB, Ste 428
    Charleston, SC 29425
    Phone: (843) 792-7031

Dr. Patel's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurosurgery: General Neurosurgery, Brain & Spinal Tumor, Skull Base, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures; Brain Neoplasms

Dr. Patel's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • ProfessorMedical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery (1991-2000); Assistant Professor (Joint appointment), Department of Otolaryngology (1996-2000); Associate Professor (2000-2005)
  • Consultant / Attending PhysicianVeterans Administration Hospital
    Charleston, SC
  • Attending PhysicianMUSC Medical Center
    Charleston, SC
  • Research AssociateHollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
  • Clinical ChairMedical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
    Vice Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery (2001-2003); Interim Chairman (2003-2004); Chief, Division of Neurosurgery (2004-2007); Neurosurgery Residency Program Director (2004-present)
  • Chief of NeurosurgeryMedical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
    CEO of the Institute of Applied Neurosciences
  • ConsultantCharleston Memorial Hospital
    Charleston, SC

Dr. Patel's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery
  • Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South CarolinaResidency, Neurological Surgery
  • Medical University of South CarolinaMedical University of South CarolinaResidency, General Surgery
  • Med U of SC Coll of MedMedical University of South Carolina College of MedicineMedical School
  • Clemson UniversityClemson UniversityOther Training, Bachelors, Physics

Dr. Patel's Certifications & Licensure

  • SC State Medical LicenseSC State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of Neurological SurgeryAmerican Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery

Dr. Patel's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Medical University of South CarolinaPfizer Humanist AwardMedical University of South Carolina, 2008
  • Medical University of South CarolinaHumanism in Medicine Award NomineeMedical University of South Carolina, 2001, 2007
  • Medical University of South CarolinaHealth Sciences Teachers Award NomineeMedical University of South Carolina, 1999
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Dr. Patel's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Preliminary Observations on the vasomotor responses to electrical stimulation of the ventrolateral surface of the human medullaPatel SJ, Krishna V, Nicholas J, Welzig C, Vera C, Neurosurgery, 7/1/2012
  • Drug Resistance in Glioblastoma: A Mini ReviewHaar CP, Hebbar P, Wallace GC 4th, Das A, Vandergrift WA 3rd, Smith JA, Giglio P, Patel SJ, Ray SK, Banik NL, Neurochem Res, 1/10/2012
  • Trans-lamina terminalis approach to third ventricle using supraorbital craniotomy: technique, description and literature review for outcome comparison with anterior, lateral and trans-sphenoidal corridorsKrishna V, Blaker B, Kosnik L, Patel SJ, Vandergrift W, Minim Invasive Neurosurg, 10/1/2011
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Dr. Patel's Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Gujarati

Insurance Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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