Dr. Vijay Patel

Adult cardiac surgery
General Thoracic and Oncologic Surgery
Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Thoracic Aortic Surgery
Minimally invasive/Robotic assisted Surgery
Adult cardiac surgery

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center (M.D. 1991)
  • University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston, TX, General Surgery Residency (1991-1998)
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Transplant Duke University Medical Center, Fellowship (2000-2001)
  • Clinical Transplant, Research Fellow, Texas Heart Institute/St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (1993-1995)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY (1998-2000)
  • Cardiopulmonary Transplant and Devices Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (2000 - 2001)
  • Robotic surgery/Minimally invasive Fellow, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (January - July 2002)
  • Advanced Thoracoscopic Techniques:  VATS Lobectomy and Sympathectomy, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA  (October 2007)
  • Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Mini-Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (August, 2010)
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana (September, 2010)
  • “Complete Revascularization Today.  Improved Function Tomorrow”, Improving Perfusion and Outcomes with CO2 TMR and TMR + Cell Therapy. Credentialing & training platform, Las Vegas, Nevada (February, 2011)
  • Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR) using a Holmium: YAG Laser System, Atlanta, Georgia (September, 2012)
  • Intuitive da Vinci System Training: Console Surgeon, Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, Tampa, Florida (August, 2013)

Clinical Interest:

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary Transplantation
  • Cardiac Assist Devices
  • General Thoracic Surgery

Mailing Address:

Augusta University
Department of Surgery
1120 15th Street, BA-4300
Augusta, Georgia 30912

Email Address: vijpatel@augusta.edu

Phone:  706-721-3226

Appointments: 706-721-2426

Fax: 706-721-7508