Meet Dr. Patel MD

Conveniently located to serve Alpharetta, John's Creek, Milton, and Roswell

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DoctorRavi R. Patel MD

Dr. Ravi R. Patel was born and raised in Georgia. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Georgia and completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. In medical school, Dr. Patel graduated at the top of his class and was inducted in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, and Gold Humanism Honor societies. He completed his dermatology residency training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. The Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern is consistently ranked as a top 10 program in the nation, and Dr. Patel received comprehensive medical, surgical, and cosmetic training from several well-respected leaders in the field.

Dr. Patel’s journey to become a dermatologist began at the age of eight when he developed severe inflammatory acne. For years, he tried numerous unsuccessful treatments – each new treatment brought renewed hope, and each subsequent failure brought significant disappointment.

When he was 18, his dermatologist cleared his skin with a medication known as isotretinoin. The joy and confidence he gained was life changing, and he knew he wanted to become a dermatologist to do the same for others.

Dr. Patel is a board-certified dermatologist recognized by the American Board of Dermatology. He is deeply committed to the field of dermatology and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, posters, and oral presentations. In addition, he has served as a sub-investigator on 48 clinical trials in a wide range of conditions, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, varicella zoster, prurigo nodularis, molluscum contagiosum, acne, alopecia areata, and melanoma. He is proud that his contributions have aided FDA approval for multiple ground-breaking medications in dermatology. His current research involves work with melanoma and intravascular b-cell lymphoma.

In addition to his work in basic science and clinical research, Dr. Patel has a passion for public health initiatives and political advocacy. He is passionate about skin cancer prevention, and his work has been featured in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) annual Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report, including passing a unanimous skin cancer prevention resolution at the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) House of Delegates. He has also collaborated with the CDC to utilize social media for skin cancer prevention in a campaign known as #SunSafeSelfie, was a contributor on the Dr. Oz Show for a television episode documenting dangerous at-home skin cancer treatment, and has been featured in publications including Good Housekeeping.

Dr. Patel is dedicated to forming genuine relationships with members of his community and their families and is committed to obtaining the best outcomes for his patients. He and his wife, Nicole, are thrilled to be living and working in Alpharetta with their two dogs, Harper and Hudson, and their son, Parks.