Margi Patel, OD, FAAO

Margi Patel, MD

Margi Patel, OD, FAAO, is assistant professor of Ophthalmology in the section of Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision and Optical Services, Emory Eye Center. Dr. Patel’s emphasis is in primary care and ocular disease. She provides primary eye care including glasses and the management of ocular health. Her research interests include glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

National Recognition

Dr. Patel holds memberships in the American Academy of Optometry (2008 to present) and the American Optometric Association (2008 to present).

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Emergency eye care
  • Ocular diagnostics
  • Glaucoma evaluation
  • Diabetic eye screenings


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, 2004-08
  • Postgraduate: Doctor of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Davie, FL, 2008-12
  • Residency: Residency in Ocular Disease, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, TX, 2012-13