Nirav B. Patel,
MD, JD, FACS, FCLM
Since going into independent practice in 2019, Dr. Patel has worked for two years in group private practice, with his focus on breast aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, oculoplastic surgery, Mohs reconstruction, sternal wounds, and facial trauma reconstruction. After this formative time in practice, and particularly as his parents have recently decided to retire in Georgia, Dr. Patel and Erica decided to open a solo practice in 2021 which serves East Cobb and surrounding communities.
Dr. Patel continues to perform and be involved with classical music at a professional level, having soloed multiple times with the Atlanta Musicians’ Orchestra and served as Assistant Principal Cellist and member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Dr. Patel won the position of Principal Cellist for the Georgia Philharmonic, after formally undergoing a competitive blind, live audition process.
Musical opportunities have taken him to several famous performing venues around the world, including the Royal Academy of Music in London; the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; concert halls in Madrid, Zaragoza, and Barcelona, Spain; the Eastman School of Music; the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC); the Fox Theatre in Atlanta; and Spivey Hall. He plays a 1995 Peter Staszel cello from the William Harris Lee shop in Chicago, as well as a circa 1890 Giovanni Paolo Maggini copy, coupled with an Albert Nürnburger bow.
Dr. Patel recently soloed at internationally renowned Spivey Hall for the World Première of composer Lucas Richman’s Concerto for Violin and Cello: Un Pasto con Luciana e Mario, along with Kenn Wagner (1st Violinist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) and accompanied by the Atlanta Musicians’ Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Dahlan Foah. An audio recording of the live performance is available on SoundCloud here: