Dr. Parikh completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and earned his medical degree from New York University. He then moved to the west coast, and completed his internal medicine residency and advanced heart failure training at the University of California, San Francisco followed by fellowships in general and interventional cardiology at Stanford University. He then joined the UCLA Division of Cardiology in 2018.
Dr. Rushi Parikh is an interventional and advanced heart failure cardiologist who practices in Westwood. His primary focus in the cardiac catheterization laboratory is the invasive evaluation and management of coronary artery disease, for which he performs coronary angiography, coronary imaging and physiology, and complex percutaneous coronary intervention.
Dr. Parikh is actively involved in clinical research and has published more than 25 peer-reviewed papers. He currently holds a Career Development Award from the American Heart Association to investigate the role of endothelin-1 in the development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy after heart transplantation. Dr. Parikh has several other industry-sponsored grants evaluating emerging invasive imaging modalities in the heart transplant population. He is also the Co-Assistant Director of the Interventional Cardiology Research Program and serves as a co-investigator on a number of clinical trials at UCLA.
Medical Board Certifications
- 2018 Career Development Award, American Heart Association
- 2018 Young Investigator Award Finalist, American College of Cardiology Scientific Session
- 2016 Best Poster Award, American College of Cardiology Scientific Session
- 2013 Floyd Rector Award for Excellence in Research, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine
- 2012 Young Investigator Award, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
- 2010 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, New York University School of Medicine