- Spine Specialist
Dr. Akul Patel is a board eligible fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the full spectrum of spinal disorders from the occiput to the sacrum.
Dr. Patel grew up in the United Kingdom. He graduated cum laude and with distinction from Duke University with a degree in chemistry. After a period teaching high school mathematics he earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina before completing a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Following residency, Dr. Patel completed his fellowship training in spine surgery at the world-renowned University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. His expertise includes traumatic, degenerative, and oncologic conditions of the spine as well as spinal deformity. He has extensive training in both complex and minimally invasive spine surgery but believes in non-operative care when appropriate.
Dr. Patel has published numerous research papers and contributed to textbook chapters in the field of spine surgery. He has presented his work at local, regional and national meetings. He is a member of AO spine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Patel relocated to Delaware to be close to family. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He is a big fan of the English Premier League and cricket and loves to travel. He is currently accepting new patients!