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Dr. Payal S. Patel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in eye exams and general ophthalmology. Her services include diabetic eye care, pink eye and infection treatment, vision treatment, and traditional and laser-assisted cataract surgery.
She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in biology from West Virginia University and her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She was resident physician at Riverside Methodist Hospital, then completed an ophthalmology residency at Summa Health System.
Dr. Patel has contributed to numerous research projects, publications and presentations.
A dedicated public servant, Dr. Patel has also volunteered with free clinics and in educational programs for young students.
Dr. Patel practices in our Matthews (724 Aubrey Bell Drive, Matthews, NC) and Monroe (1632 East Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC) offices. To make an appointment with her, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.
UndergraduateBachelor of Science with honors in biology, summa cum laude, West Virginia University, 2011
DoctorateDoctor of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2015
InternshipTransitional year, Riverside Methodist Hospital, 2016
ResidencyOphthalmology, Summa Health System, Chief Resident, 2019
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Shah P, Gandhi A, Willett M, Edward D. Presumed Finasteride-associated Bilateral Angle-Closure GlaucomaAbstract presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, May 2019Presented at Summa Health Systems Annual Research Day, May 2018. Recipient of Best Poster Award.
Shah P, Bates J. Breakthrough Ischemic Events Despite Warfarin Therapy. Presented at Summa Health Systems Annual Research Day. June 2018. Recipient of Best Poster award.
Shah P, Gandhi A, Jones M. Candida glabrata Infection after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty in Two Patients from a Single DonorAbstract presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons May 2019Presented at Summa Health Systems Annual Research Day, June 2017
Research Assistant, Riverside Methodist Hospital, August 2015 - June 2016Comparing Length of Hospital Stay and Cost of Care Between Resident Services and Non-teaching ServicesPrincipal Investigator: John O. Elliot, PhD, MPH (Research Specialist, RMH)Presented at the OhioHealth Research Symposium, 2016
Shah P, Waqar S, Fisher M, Khakoo R An Unusual Presentation of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Endophthalmitis. Department of Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia UniversityPresented at the American College of Physicians (ACP), West Virginia Chapter, October 2014
Shah P, Bates J. An Unusual Presentation of Neurotrophic Keratitis from Crack Cocaine. International Journal of Academic Medicine. 2017;3:156-76.Presented at Summa Health Systems Annual Research Day, June 2017