Manish Parikh, MD

Assistant Professor, K-12 Scholar, Section on Value and Effectiveness, Division of Comparative Effectiveness & Decision Science


Manish Parikh, MD

Manish Parikh, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine and Director of the Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery program at Bellevue Hospital. He is also a Post-graduate Scholar in Section of Value and Effectiveness Research (SOLVE) in the Division of General Medicine, currently earning an MS in Clinical Investigation with a Concentration in Comparative Effectiveness.

After graduating Cum Laude from Columbia University in 1997, Dr. Parikh completed medical school at New York University School of Medicine. Immediately thereafter, he entered his General Surgery Residency at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital, New York, where he was appointed Executive Chief Resident and inducted into the Alpha Omega Honor Society. Dr. Parikh continued his education with a Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Cornell/Columbia at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Parikh holds many society memberships and is active on many committees. These include: The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, The American College of Surgeons, and The Clinical Issues Committee of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Parikh has authored over 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals and numerous book chapters. He has initiated several research studies related to bariatric surgery particularly in the underserved minorities seen at Bellevue Hospital. Previous funded studies include “Does A Preoperative Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program Improve Bariatric Surgery Outcomes: A Pilot Randomized Study?” funded by the Society for Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and “Comparing Obesity Alleles Among Diverse Ethnic Bariatric Patient Populations?” funded by NYU-Geisinger Seed Grant.

Dr. Parikh’s main research interest is the comparative effectiveness of bariatric surgery vs. intense medical weight management for diabetics with BMI 30-35kg/m2. He has an ongoing pilot randomized controlled trial in this research area funded by the NYU-HHC Clinical and Translational Science Institute. His goal is to build a comprehensive obesity research program based at Bellevue Hospital and to conduct Cost Effectiveness Research centered around health decisions affecting obese urban underserved communities. He looks forward to collaborating with his talented colleagues to bring these goals to fruition.




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