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Ravi R. Patel, MD, receives Michael R. Redmond, MD, Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the preeminent professional association for medical and osteopathic physicians who specialize in vision care, is pleased to announce that Ravi R. Patel, MD received the Michael R. Redmond, MD Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Award at its Annual Meeting, Masters in Ophthalmology 2014, June 20-22 in Orlando, Fla.

Ravi Patel
Ravi R. Patel, MD

Established in honor of Michael R. Redmond, MD, this annual award is meant to recognize a Florida-based ophthalmologist younger than 40 years old, who has demonstrated organizational leadership, service, competence and devotion to the high ethical and professional standards of the FSO.

Dr. Patel is a Jacksonville, Fla., native with a focus on comprehensive eye care, laser vision correction, cataract surgery, and corneal surgery. He grew up in Jacksonville and attended Bolles High School. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from the University of Florida and stayed in Gainesville to complete a competitive ophthalmic surgery residency also at the University of Florida.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Patel pursued further fellowship training in corneal surgery at the University of California-San Diego. He then took the opportunity to teach at a Cornell affiliate hospital in New York City. Dr. Patel returned back home to help give back to the community he was raised in. Dr. Patel is board certified in Ophthalmology and Fellowship Trained in Corneal and External Diseases.

Dr. Patel is the current President of the Duval County Society of Ophthalmology. He is also an FSO Board member as well as member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) has a rich history of serving patients since its founding in 1939 as the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Today, the organization represents more than 500 physician members throughout the state and is focused on advancing patient care and protecting the medical specialty of ophthalmology. For more information, please visit the FSO website at




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