It was the second time the India-born US citizen stood for the manslaughter trial of Morris. He was convicted of killing Morris and two other patients in June 2010.
After a four week trial, a Brisbane Supreme Court jury found Patel not guilty of killing Morris.
The prosecution had said Patel was grossly negligent, that he had not properly diagnosed the bleeding and that he made the wrong decision to operate and failed to properly manage the man’s post-operative care.
Patel’s defence team argued Patel had an “honest and reasonable belief” that the operation was necessary.