Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Parikh is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a member of the Division of Nephrology, the Center for Vascular Biology Research, and serves as Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
His research is focused on mechanisms underlying acute kidney injury and sepsis. In recent studies, the Parikh laboratory has implicated mitochondrial maintenance via PGC1 and NAD+ as a novel pathway for resilience against acute physiological stressors. Ongoing studies are examining links between AKI, CKD, and aging and how NAD+ metabolism impacts injury in other organs. Work from his team has been published in Nature, Nature Medicine, JCI, Science Translational Medicine, PNAS and other high-impact journals.
Dr. Parikh graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a degree in chemistry and received the Founder’s Medal for highest academic standing from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed residency and fellowship training in Nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
His mentorship and teaching have been recognized by multiple awards from Beth Israel Deaconess and Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Parikh is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (2017) and the American Association of Physicians (2021).
He received the Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute (2018), the Sir William Osler Award from the Interurban Clinical Club (2018), and ANIO-ISN’s Award for Academic Excellence (2020). Dr. Parikh received the 2019 Donald W. Seldin Award from the American Society of Nephrology and the American Heart Association.