Daxa Patel, MD

Specialties
Pediatric Neurosurgery
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 520
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-3500
Fax: 954-985-4230
Alternate Location
Address 1865 N Corporate Lakes Blvd.
Suite 1
Weston, FL 33326
Phone: 954-265-3500
Fax: 954-389-4008
Alternate Location
Address 900 Glades Road
Suite 501
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 954-265-3500
Fax: 954-985-4230

About Me

I am a pediatric neurosurgeon at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. I care for patients with epilepsy, brain and spine tumors, hydrocephalus, traumatic injuries, spasticity, and other congenital spine and cranial neurological disorders.

I have always been fascinated by neuroscience and decided early in my training that I wanted to care for pediatric patients. I enjoy working with children, their parents and other caregivers to provide a thorough investigation into their concerns, answer their questions and provide a comprehensive care plan. My goal is to provide compassionate care for the entire family as we work to heal and care for their child.

I am fellowship-trained in utilizing some of the latest technology for treating neurological concerns, including epilepsy. This includes performing Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, and utilizing the  robotic stereotactic assistance (ROSA) robot for stereotactic depth electrode placement, which also aids in preventing and curing seizures.

In addition to providing patient care, I am also involved in clinical research to further understand and improve treatment options and outcomes for our patients.

Education

Education
  • Emory University School of Medicine, 2010
Internships
  • University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, 2011
Residencies
  • University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, 2017, Neurosurgery
Fellowships
  • University Of Utah/Primary Children's Med Ctr, 2018, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Professional Highlights

Publications

View Dr. Daxa Patel's publications on PubMed.

Awards

  • 2014-16 Mitchell Family Clinical Scholar
  • 2013-14 NIH T32 Surgical Oncology Training Grant
  • 2012 Harsh Resident Research Prize
  • 2008–09 Helen Dobbs Medical Scholarship, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 2008-09 GA Physician Workforce Scholarship 
 

Research

I enjoy being involved in clinical research to further understand and improve treatment options and outcomes for my patients. My research studies and interests explore traumatic brain injury, hydrocephalus, and many epilepsy treatments including the hemispherectomy and corpus callosotomy procedures.

Presentations

  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Rebekah Brooks, Nidal B. Omar BS, Benjamin J. Ditty MD, Harrison C. Walker MD, Barton L. Guthrie MD. Surgical adverse events, including intracranial air, associated with deep brain stimulation for movement disorders: analysis of 512 consecutive cases. Neurosurgical Society of Alabama Annual Meeting. Destin, June 2014.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Thomas R. Whisenhunt MD, PhD, James M. Markert MD, MPH. O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) glycosylation and Neuroprotection from Radiation Necrosis in Gliomas. Neurosurgical Society of Alabama Annual Meeting. Destin, June 2014.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Betsy Hopson, Anastasia Arynchyna, MPH, E. Ralee’ Bishop, Brandon G. Rocque MD, MS, Jeffrey P. Blount MD. Sleep apnea before and after hydrocephalus management and Chiara 2 decompression in spina bifida patients American Association of Neurological Surgeons. San Francisco, Caliifornia. April 2014.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Thomas R. Whisenhunt MD, PhD, James M. Markert MD, MPH. O-linked N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) glycosylation and Neuroprotection from Radiation Necrosis in Gliomas. Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2014.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Rebekah Brooks, Nidal B. Omar BS, Benjamin J. Ditty MD, Harrison C. Walker MD, Barton L. Guthrie MD. Surgical adverse events associated with deep brain stimulation for movement disorders: analysis of 512 consecutive cases. Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2014.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, R. Shane Tubbs MD, Gigi Pate, James M. Johnston MD, Jeffrey P. Blount MD. Fast Sequence MRI studies for surveillance imaging in pediatric hydrocephalus. American Association of Neurological Surgeons: Pediatric Section. Toronto, Canada. December 2013.
  • Daxa Patel MD, G. Yancey Gillespie PhD, Dongquan Chen PhD, Trenton R. Schoeb PhD, Michael Crowley PhD, Molly Bray PhD, Andrew Shores PhD, Donald Sorjonen MS, Melissa Chambers DVM,MD. Comparative oncology genomics between canine and humans and its utilization for diagnosis and therapy of human tumors. Neurosurgical Society of Alabama Annual Meeting. Pensacola, Florida. June 2013.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, R. Shane Tubbs MD, Gigi Pate, James M. Johnston MD, Jeffrey P. Blount MD. Fast Sequence MRI studies for surveillance imaging in pediatric hydrocephalus. Neurosurgical Society of Alabama Annual Meeting. Pensacola, Florida. June 2013.
  • Daxa Patel MD, G. Yancey Gillespie PhD, Dongquan Chen PhD, Trenton R. Schoeb PhD, Michael Crowley PhD, Molly Bray PhD, Andrew Shores PhD, Donald Sorjonen MS, Melissa Chambers DVM, MD. Comparative oncology genomics between canine and humans and its utilization for diagnosis and therapy of human tumors. Southern Neurosurgical Society. Sarasota, Florida. February 2013.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, R. Shane Tubbs MD, Gigi Pate, James M. Johnston MD, Jeffrey P. Blount MD. Fast Sequence MRI studies for surveillance imaging in pediatric hydrocephalus. Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, Florida. February 2012. 
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Vaninder Chhabra MD, Daniel L. Barrow MD, Charles Cawley MD. Surgical repair of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms that were previously embolized at a North American high volume Neurovascular Center: Indications for and Management of Aneurysm recurrence. Georgia Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. October 2007.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Robert J. Vassar PhD. Intracellular trafficking of BACE1 in neurons. Honors thesis. Northwestern University Annual Research Day. Evanston, Illinois. March 2005.
  • Daxa M. Patel MD, Gregory Beitel PhD. To excise 6524 in order to delete promoter of the gene and create null mutation. Northwestern University Genetics Department. Evanston, Illinois. May 2002.

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