Dr. Rachana Patel is a board certified ophthalmic surgeon and fellowship trained in cataract, cornea, and refractive surgery. She completed her undergraduate degree with Honors at University of Florida. She was then accepted into the highly selective Junior Honors Program at the University of Florida, College of Medicine where she received her medical degree. Dr. Patel completed her residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia. She went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the prestigious ophthalmology department at the University of Minnesota, under the guidance of Dr. Jay Krachmer, Dr. Donald Doughman and Dr. Stephen Kaufman. While at the University of Minnesota, she served as a Clinical Instructor providing academic and clinical care.
Dr. Patel went on to serve as an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, where she was greatly involved in the residency training program. She then moved on as the Director of the Cornea service at the Veterans Affairs Jacksonville outpatient clinics prior to joining Florida Eye Specialist. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, traveling and rooting for the UF Gators.