Hospital Affiliations

Bayshore Community Hospital

Riverview Medical Center

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Old Bridge Medical Centerv

Raritan Bay Medical Center

JFK Medical Center

Monmouth Medical Center

Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center

CentraState Medical Center

Munjal P. Patel, MD, FACS

Dr. Munjal P. Patel was raised in New Jersey. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Biology in 1995 at the prominent Rutgers College, where he graduated at the top of his class. He then obtained his medical degree in 1999 from the highly respected UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Following graduation, Dr. Patel went to New York to pursue training in both general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world renowned New York-Presbyterian Hospital. At the hospital’s Cornell and Columbia campuses, Dr. Patel worked with some of the most highly skilled surgeons in the country. Also, during this time, he obtained additional reconstructive and cosmetic surgery experience at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital.

In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Patel has conducted significant basic science and clinical research related to plastic surgery. He has presented at regional and national meetings and published scholarly articles in cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery. Dr. Patel is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Patel is ranked in Top Plastic Surgeon Reviews & has been recognized in NJ Top Docs.

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2008, he has been chosen as a Top Doctor in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery by the Consumer Research Council of America for 2011 - 2016. Dr. Samra was the recipient of the Nurses' Choice Award Physician of the Year at Bayshore Medical Center in 2015 & 2016. Most recently, Dr. Samra was chosen as one of NJ Monthly's 2023 Top Doctors in breast reconstruction & facial trauma.

Dr. Patel is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

My then 5-year-old daughter was bitten in the face by a dog two years ago and when I rushed her over to Riverview hospital they recommended the Samra Group. Dr. Patel in the Samra Group ultimately took care of my daughter’s plastic surgery. They were quick to get her in and very careful and so kind and comforting during this very traumatic experience. I thought my daughter’s lip and face would never be the same. My daughter’s face healed so well and you can’t notice a scar. I’m so grateful to Dr. Patel and the whole Samra Group for helping my daughter.

Cristina G.

Thank you Dr. Patel for helping me with repairing my nose after my fall. I really appriecate all that you did – you made a scary mishap much better! See you in three weeks! Thank you!

Kimberly H.

I had ligament reconstruction on my R thumb. I am beyond pleased and I highly recommend Dr. M. Patel. I was well educated and placed at ease before, during and after my procedure. I have 100% satisfaction of the reuse of my thumb and hand with minimal scarring. Very happy and will be looking up Dr. Patel for upcoming elective surgeries.


This was by far one of, if not the best experience, I have had with a doctor and office staff. Every single person I encountered in the Samra Group spent ample time with me. Dr. Patel is a soft-spoken, patient, friendly doctor. He understood my fears, took them seriously and explained every single thing in as much detail as I needed him to without ever seeming as though he wanted to get on to the next patient. In regards to payments/insurance, they made more than every effort to answer any question and make sure I clearly understood all answers to my questions. I would recommend this facility and Dr. Patel to anyone in need of the services they provide.

Lori Weiss

Dr. Patel was very informative about the procedures I was facing and made me feel comfortable, confident and most importantly.. relaxed..he spent quality time prior to the procedure explaining all the options and laying out his plan of I can’t wait until the stitches come can be assured another 5 star review will be written!

Susan D.