Arun C. Patel, MD

Dr. Arun Patel retired from practice on April 1, 2020.

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Ophthalmology Residency

The Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Corneal Fellowship

Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Retinal Fellowship

Retina Associates of Cleveland

See Dr. Patel’s TV Interview on Macular Degeneration Treatment


Dr. Patel grew up in Calcutta, India and attended St. Xavier’s School. He immigrated to the United States at age 16. He is a summa cum laude graduate from the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree at age 19. He was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and received the John W. Nuttycombe Award while at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Patel received his M.D. from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He continued his training at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He was introduced to California as a Fellow in Corneal Diseases at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, where he received a Heed Fellowship and National Eye Institute’s student grant. He returned to the Wilmer Eye Institute to serve as Assistant Chief of Service, where he taught ophthalmology residents and performed complex eye and trauma surgery. Dr. Patel then completed a retinal fellowship with the Retinal Associates of Cleveland. He joined Retinal Consultants and has been in practice here since 1989.

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Association of Ophthalmology. He received an Honor award from the American Association of Ophthalmology. He is past Program Chairman and President of the ALTA Ophthalmologic Association. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Patel has spoken at several national meetings and coauthored papers and book chapters on retinal diseases. He has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous trials directed at improving retinal care both in the office and in the operating room. These include work that has resulted in significant advances in retinal surgery, diabetic retinal care, and the treatment of macular degeneration.

Dr. Patel retired from practice in April 2020 after performing thousands of retinal surgeries. He has been recognized as one of the “top doctors” in Sacramento by his colleagues and as a “Top doctor in America”. He provided excellent care to patients in his practice and now enjoys family life in his retirement.