Meet Dr. Reena Patel Dr. Reena N. Patel, M.D., was born in New York City but grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska. She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in three years. She earned her medical degree with high distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during her medical school career, and received honors for her M.D. research thesis. She received numerous accolades and scholarships for her academic excellence throughout college and medical school. Dr. Patel completed a transitional rotating internship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where she was acting chief resident for five months. Dr. Patel completed a cornea fellowship, specializing in in external disease and refractive surgery, at Dean A. McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. During her training, she was fortunate to work directly with the inventor of LASIK, Dr. Gholam Peyman. Dr. Reena Patel’s Personal Experience with LASIK “I had LASIK in 1999 by one of my mentors. At the time, I had terrible allergies and was miserable in my contacts. I couldn’t keep my contacts in for long periods of time and my vision was filmy. I didn’t like my glasses and felt like the glasses blocked my peripheral vision. Going without contacts or glasses was not an option, as I couldn’t see the big “E” on the eye chart without them. November 18, 1999, I underwent LASIK surgery. I did not realize the lasting impact the surgery would have on my life. Immediately after my LASIK, I could see better than I could without my contacts or glasses. I left the surgery center in wonderment. I was truly amazed that a 10-minute painless procedure could change my vision almost instantly and relieve me from my glasses and contacts that I had been wearing since fifth grade. LASIK changed my life. I was so impressed with the results of my LASIK surgery that I changed my career path to specialize in LASIK. I am still impressed by my results 15 years later and the technology has only gotten better.” Professional Experience Dr. Reena Patel became board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2004, the same year that she founded Wichita Vision Institute. She has been selected for inclusion on the list of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America since 2006. She also was chosen as a Top Ophthalmologist in Wichita by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. Dr. Patel has conducted multiple clinical and basic science research projects and presented findings at various national and international meetings. Her research has also been included in numerous publications. She is currently participating in clinical treatment trials in Wichita. She was also selected to join the editorial review board of the Journal of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Reena Patel is actively involved in her community. She donates her time to multiple charities and organizations. She has worked closely with local and national volunteer organizations such as Dress for Success, Lions Club, EyeCare America, Glaucoma EyeCare Project, Senior EyeCare Project, Public Health Service, Habitat for Humanity and Project Access. Dr. Patel has one son and enjoys volunteering at his school, being a soccer mom and watching college football and basketball with him. Dr. Patel and her staff support numerous local and national organizations conducting research and providing betterment to Wichita. Wichita Vision Institute supports the Eye Tumor Research Foundation, breast cancer research, American Diabetes Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Sedgwick County Zoo, Tallgrass Film Festival, Wichita Art Museum and multiple other causes. Dr. Patel recently accepted a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the KU School of Medicine.
Dr. Patel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cornea & External Diseases
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Patel's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Cataract Surgery Complications
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Diabetic Eye Disease
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Excision of Chalazion
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
LenSx Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
University of Nebraska College of Medince
Medical School | Graduated 1998
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
Tulane Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
University Of Oklahoma College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Patel has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
Alpha Omega Alpha Society, Member
American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives, Member
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
American Medical Association, Member
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member
International Society of Refractive Surgery, Member
Kansas Medical Society, Member
Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Member
KU School of Medicine, Member
Medical Society of Sedgwick County, Member
Sedgwick County Osteopathic Medical Society, Member