Dr. Aparna Patel joined Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers in 2018 as a cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon. Originally from Canada, Dr. Patel grew up mostly in central Michigan. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Dr. Patel earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and went on to complete her internship and ophthalmology residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She then completed a cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic where she learned cutting edge corneal transplant and laser vision correction surgical techniques. While there, she received the Best Fellow Research Paper and Presentation Award for her work on DMEK surgery techniques.
Throughout her training, Dr. Patel has authored several research publications pertaining to the field and has presented her work at numerous national ophthalmic meetings. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In her free time, Dr. Patel enjoys traveling, exercising and spending time with her husband, daughter, and golden doodle.