A native of Jacksonville, Dr. Anita Patel attended Stanton College Prep before earning her bachelor’s degree in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida (GO GATORS!). While completing her medical education on scholarship at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, she discovered an interest in women’s health advocacy and published research regarding the gynecologic care of adolescents with developmental disabilities.
During her residency at Stonybrook University Hospital in Long Island, New York, Dr. Patel earned several teaching awards, served on departmental quality improvement committees, and received the “Golden Scalpel” award, given to the chief resident who best demonstrates excellence in surgical technique and operative patient care. Dr. Patel also participates in medical mission work with Global Health Ministries, providing surgical gynecologic care for women in underserved and resource-poor communities around the world.
A Junior Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) she practices full range obstetrics and gynecology and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery including single-site laparoscopy and da Vinci robotic surgery, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, and menopause care.
Dr. Patel is married to a fellow Jacksonville native and enjoys backpacking, yoga/meditation, gardening, cooking, and strolling the beach with her two rescue dogs.