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Anil S. Patel Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Patel has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of research and development

He holds several patents in his field, and has authored numerous articles in professional journals and chapters in books.

    SEATTLE, WA, January 03, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Anil S. Patel, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Patel celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With nearly 50 years of experience, Dr. Patel has been a consultant for Global Healthcare and Medical Devices R & D. since 2003, and the developer of a problem solving and innovation course syllabus on creativity for a rural university in India since 2015. His areas of expertise include medical products research and development, biomedical engineering, and multidisciplinary research. His work has led to a host of new products, including defibrillators, an intra-aortic balloon pump for heart failure, prosthetic heart valves, neonatology products, dental care products and especially revolutionary Ultrasonic Phacoemulsifier for cataract surgery and most successful foldable Acrysof Intra Ocular Lens implants for replacement of cataracts.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Patel served in a number of high-level roles with medical device industry organizations. He was with Alcon Laboratories, Inc. (now Novartis AG) as a director of research in intraocular lens from 1989 to 1992, a senior director of research surgical products from 1993 to 2000, and as vice president of research surgical products from 2001 to 2002. Prior to that, he was with Cavitron Corporation and then with CooperVision, Inc. as a chief scientist from 1974 to 1989, as manager of advanced products research from 1979 to 1986, and as director of advanced product research from 1986 to 1989. Early in his career, he was a senior research scientist with Baxter Travenol Laboratories Inc. (now Baxter) from 1968 to 1974.

Dr. Patel began his career by obtaining a BS from the M.S. University of Baroda in Vadodara, India in 1960, traveling to the United States to earn an M.S. from Purdue University in 1963. He then went to Northwestern University to complete a PhD in 1966, and a postdoctoral fellowship in 1967. He later completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Business School of Stanford University in 1993.

Dr. Patel formerly worked in various capacities for the American National Standards Institute between 1988 and 2012, where he served as an appointed technical expert on the International Standards Organization technical committees for Ophthalmic Intraocular Lenses, Ophthalmic Viscoelastic Devices and Ophthalmic Irrigating Solutions. He also spent time with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation on the pulmonary function devices-spirometer standards subcommittee and as chair of the infrared warmers and incubators standards committee. He is the founder and fellow of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and a member of a host of other relative organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He holds several patents in his field, and has authored numerous articles in professional journals and chapters in books.

In 2009, Dr. Patel was inducted into the Alcon Hall of Fame for significant contributions in the creation of the world's most successful AcrySof intra-ocular lens implant for the restoration of vision after cataract surgery in more than 100 million eyes, spanning from 2009 through October 2017. He has been included in more than 30 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who's Who in the World. Married since 1992 to Asha Rairkar Patel, Ph.D., a molecular biologist, he has two children, enjoys chess, Seattle Socratic Cafe Group discussions, world literature, and has traveled to more than 100 countries.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Anil S. Patel, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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