Ajay Patel, MD is a board-certified general and vascular surgeon who has been in practice since 1999. He was valedictorian of his class at Brandon Senior High School in Brandon, Fla., and earned his Bachelor of Science degree with honors at the University of Miami in Coral Gables. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and then undertook his general surgery residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, S.C., where he earned the Joseph C. McAlhany Award for Resident of the Year three consecutive years and completed his tenure as Academic Chief Resident. He next completed advanced fellowship training in vascular surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Dr. Patel's special clinical interests include minimally invasive endovascular surgery, peripheral vascular angiography, wound care, arteriovenous fistulas and grafts, and the surgical correction of abdominal aortic aneurysms.