Mr Vipul Patel studied medicine and completed an Orthopaedic residency in Ahmedabad, India. He moved to England in 1989 where he continued his orthopaedic and surgical training at hospitals in the South West Thames region qualifying as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991.
Mr Patel completed his higher surgical training in Orthopaedic surgery at St George’s Hospital and affiliated hospitals and spent a year on fellowship in Baltimore, USA, developing subspecialist interests in the shoulder, elbow and knee.
In 1999 Mr Patel was appointed Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Chichester and in 2001 moved to Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, where he is currently the Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedics. Mr Patel specialises in arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He was instrumental in introducing shoulder surgery to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (EOC) in 2005. Mr Patel is actively involved in training future orthopaedic surgeons and is on the faculty of a number of national and international courses on Trauma and Shoulder surgery.