Dr. Viralkumar Patel is a board certified General Surgeon with certification in the sub-specialty of Surgery of the Hand practicing in Atlanta. Dr. Patel previously served as the Chief of Surgery at Emory Adventist Hospital
. Dr. Patel has dedicated his practice to the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions in all age groups.
Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate education with honors, at the University of Florida
. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College
, where he graduated with high honors and was inaugurated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
for his superior scholastic achievements. Dr. Patel completed his residency in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
. Dr. Patel was selected from among his colleagues as Resident of the Year, for his remarkable care and compassion toward patients.
Following residency training, Dr. Patel pursued a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut
. There, under the direction of Dr. Kirk Watson, founder and former president of the New England Hand Society
, Dr. Patel gained immense experience in hand and microsurgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Patel presented his research at several local and national meetings, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
and the New England Hand Society. Furthermore, Dr. Patel has been acknowledged in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and he has committed himself to many professional organizations.
Dr. Patel spends time educating his patients about their medical condition. In Dr. Patel's own words, "Listening to each patient's concerns and helping them return faster to a pain free and normal, productive lifestyle is what I strive to achieve everyday."
In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family. His current hobbies include playing basketball and racquetball, cooking, and traveling.
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S. Benjamin Watson, M.D.
Dr. S. Benjamin Watson is a board eligible General Surgeon and a fellowship trained Hand Surgeon practicing in Atlanta. Dr. Watson is committed to offering the highest quality care of the hand, including diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions.
Dr. Watson attended the College of Staten Island, New York
attaining undergraduate honors in biological studies. Dr. Watson earned his medical degree from The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
at the University at Buffalo, New York. Dr. Watson completed his General Surgery residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
, where he engaged in sepsis research under Chairman Dr. Stephen F. Lowry and has presented his research at national meetings including the Surgical Infection Society
and American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Dr. Watson was peer nominated and awarded the Prem Award as Intern of the Year, for his outstanding work ethic and exemplary patient care.
Following residency training, Dr. Watson completed his hand surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut
where he was mentored by renowned hand and wrist surgeon Dr. H. Kirk Watson
yielding a vast experience in care of the upper extremity. Dr. Watson's research has been presented at the New England Hand Society and is published in the Journal of Hand Surgery.
In his time away from hand surgery, Dr. Watson enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports and fitness.