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Sameer A. Patel, MD, FACS

Sameer A. Patel, MD, FACS

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Secondary Locations

Fox Chase Cancer Center Huntingdon Pike
8 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge, PA 19046

Fox Chase Cancer Center East Norriton-Hospital Outpatient Center
2701 Dekalb Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401


Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology 

Attending Surgeon

NCCN, Breast Cancer Panel Member

Treatment Focus

Reconstructive microsurgery; breast reconstruction, including free tissue transfer (TRAM, muscle-sparing TRAM, DIEP, latissimus dorsi) flaps; head and neck reconstruction; extremity reconstruction; complex abdominal wall reconstruction; complex chest wall reconstruction; melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer reconstruction; perineal reconstruction; soft tissue sarcoma reconstruction

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2021
Plastic Surgery

Treatment Philosophy

I came to Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2007 after completing my fellowship in microsurgical reconstruction. Since deciding to enter the field of plastic surgery, I knew I wanted to specialize in reconstruction. I chose this specialty to improve quality of life for patients by helping to restore appearance and function after cancer treatment.

I was attracted to Fox Chase because of the access to resources in caring for surgical patients with cancer. In my practice, I see people who have been diagnosed with various cancers, including breast, head and neck, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Often, my patients may require speech therapy, support services and treatments, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy, in addition to surgery. Fox Chase's multispecialty approach and status as a comprehensive cancer center gives these patients integrated care to meet all their needs.

My patients often have many questions. Their concerns range from choosing the best surgical option to pain management and recovery time. It is important to me to spend as much time as needed during my consultations with each person. From this first meeting through recovery, my goal is to provide the best care possible and to ensure my patients know and understand what to expect.

In addition to performing surgery, I study surgical outcomes of head and neck cancer patients to find new ways of maximizing function and improving appearance, including the use of advanced computer-aided, patient-specific surgical planning techniques. I also gather research data on breast reconstruction procedures to determine which options may be best for different types of patients.


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Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Microsurgical Reconstruction, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Residency, General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 1998


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
    • Breast Cancer Panel
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • IVY Society of Pennsylvania

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2016, 2018-20
  • America’s Top Doctors®, 2015-17
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, Rising Star Under 40, 2012
Patient Stories

Edward Bandtlow

Kidney Cancer;  Skin Cancer

Edward Bandtlow

Kidney Cancer;  Skin Cancer

I had been too busy with my career as an executive career coach at my own company, ExecWorth Advisor, to do anything about a suspicious spot on my face. In fact, I had been ignoring the spot for quite some time until a physician friend in July 2008 told me that I was long overdue in seeing a dermatologist.


Research Profile

Research Interests

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction


Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.


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  • 5.0
    April 16, 2021
    excellent care
  • 5.0
    March 24, 2021
    Dr. Patel and everyone in his staff made the most stressful time in my life better. I felt completely cared for.
  • 5.0
    January 15, 2021
    I always have positive experiences with Dr. Patel's team.
  • 5.0
    January 07, 2021
    Dr. Patel is very kind and courteous and has the best bedside manner.
  • 5.0
    December 10, 2020
    Excellent doctor & staff. Can't say enough!
  • 5.0
    December 02, 2020
    I sought out Dr. Patel - he did my other surgery before. EXCELLENT DOCTOR.
  • 5.0
    November 25, 2020
    Dr. Patel and his assistant [...] are the best they always treat me with the utmost respect and they are always concerned about my health and well being I'm so lucky to have them for my doctors.
  • 5.0
    November 11, 2020
    Excellent treatment by Dr. Patel and his staff including [...] doc's PA.
  • 5.0
    November 03, 2020
    Very pleased with overall care.
  • 5.0
    October 30, 2020
    Dr. Patel has a great demeanor with patients.
  • 5.0
    October 16, 2020
    Excellent always,
  • 5.0
    October 02, 2020
    Provider & staff were very honest about all my concerns, and I look forward to seeing them soon.
  • 5.0
    June 18, 2020
    super care in very unusual times
  • 4.4
    June 14, 2020
    He explain about my scars. The medicine to use on them and do made surgery on the fix them.
  • 5.0
    May 19, 2020
    The dr. was good.
  • 5.0
    March 29, 2020
    Dr. Patel called me [...] in place of my appointment at his office [...]. I am a breast cancer survivor who sees him annually.I was surprised he reached out to me personally and spent a generous time talking to me about my health on the phone. I feel truly blessed to have such an amazing doctor take care of me.He listens carefully to all my concerns.He is a gifted surgeon.

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