Biography

Dr. Payal S. Patel is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in eye exams and general ophthalmology. 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 Monroe (1632 East Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC) office. To make an appointment with her, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.


Education & Fellowship

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science with honors in biology, summa cum laude, West Virginia University, 2011

Doctorate
Doctor of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 2015

Internship
Transitional year, Riverside Methodist Hospital, 2016

Residency
Ophthalmology, Summa Health System, Chief Resident, 2019




Associations & Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


Research

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Shah P, Gandhi A, Willett M, Edward D. Presumed Finasteride-associated Bilateral Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Abstract presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, May 2019
Presented 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 Donor
Abstract presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons May 2019
Presented at Summa Health Systems Annual Research Day, June 2017

Principal Investigator, Summa Health System, December 2017 - Present
Analysis of the Stromal Proteome in Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy after Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty
Co-Investigators: Deepak Edward, MD, FACS and Rachida Bouhenni, PhD
Contributor, Summa Health System, December 2017
Pilot Study of Ocular Irritancy and Efficacy of a Nano Moisturizing Product
Principal Investigator: Karen McGuire, PhD

Research Assistant, Riverside Methodist Hospital, August 2015 - June 2016
Comparing Length of Hospital Stay and Cost of Care Between Resident Services and Non-teaching Services
Principal Investigator: John O. Elliot, PhD, MPH (Research Specialist, RMH)
Presented at the OhioHealth Research Symposium, 2016

Research Assistant, WVU Eye Institute, July 2014 - April 2015
Genetics of Age-related Macular Degeneration
Advisor: Muge R. Kesen, MD (WVU)
Principal Investigator: Don Zack, MD PhD (JHU)
Primary Site: Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Wilmer Eye Institute

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 University
Presented at the American College of Physicians (ACP), West Virginia Chapter, October 2014

PUBLICATIONS

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

Shah PJ, Ellis B, DiGiovine LR, Hogg JP, Leys, MJ. Central retinal artery occlusion following laser treatment for ocular ischemic aortic arch syndrome. GMS Ophthalmol Cases. 2015;5:Doc14.

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