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Rajiv Parikh, MD, MPHS

Undergraduate: Emory University (Economics)

Medical School: Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 2012

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Rajiv Parikh

Research Interests

Research and Career Interests: Dr. Parikh is an integrated plastic surgery resident and clinical research fellow. His research and academic development time are supported by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award. Dr. Parikh recently completed a master of population health sciences degree at Washington University School of Medicine and is currently investigating health disparities, value-based healthcare delivery, surgical outcomes and surgical treatment decision-making in the breast cancer population. In medical school, he was a Silbiger Grant recipient for research concentrating on surgical outcomes following breast reconstruction. His clinical interests are in reconstructive surgery for cancer patients and microvascular reconstructive techniques.

Selected Publications

Parikh RP, Sharma K, Guffey R, Myckatyn TM. Preoperative Paravertebral Block Improves Pain Control and Reduces Length of Stay in Patients Undergoing Autologous Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2016

Sharma K, Grant DW, Parikh RP, Myckatyn TM. Race and Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Is There a Healthcare Disparity? Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2016

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Parikh RP, Woo AS. Improving Results in Closed Nasal Reduction: A Protocol for Reducing Secondary Deformity. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Accepted April 2016.

Qureshi AA, Parikh RP, Myckatyn TM, Tenenbaum MM. Resident Cosmetic Clinic: Practice Patterns, Safety, and Outcomes at an Academic Plastic Surgery Institution. Aesthet Surg J. 2016

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Parikh RP, Skolnick GB, Woo AS. Five surgical maneuvers on nasal mucosa movement in cleft palate repair - a cadaver study. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2016;69(6):789-795

Etzkorn JR, Parikh RP, Marzban SS, Law K, Davis A, Rawal B, Schell MJ, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Rendina LE, Zager JS, Lien MH. Identifying risk factors using a skin cancer screening program. Cancer Control. 2013; 20(4)248-254. PMID: 24077401

Parikh RP, Franzen M, Pope C, Gould LJ. Autonomic Dysreflexia – Be Aware and Be Prepared. WOUNDS. 2012;24(6):160–167. PMID: 25874464

Parikh RP, Doren EL, Mooney B, Sun WV, Laronga C, Smith PD. Differentiating Fat Necrosis from Recurrent Malignancy in Fat Grafted Breasts: An Imaging Classification System to Guide Management. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2012;130(4):761-72. PMID: 23018689

Doren EL, Parikh RP, Laronga C, Hiro M, Sun W, Lee MC, Smith PD, Fulp WJ. Sequelae of fat grafting postmastectomy: an algorithm for management of fat necrosis. Eplasty. 2012;12:e53. PMID: 23308300

Parikh RP, Pappas-Politis E, Smith PD. Acellular Dermal Matrix Msking Detection of Recurrent Breast Carcinoma: A Novel Complication. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011. PMID: 21607537

Parikh RP, Pappas-Politis E. Soft Tissue Infection of the Upper Extremity. Eplasty. 2011;11:ic6. PMID: 21559222

Parikh RP, Moore AM. Traumatic Upper Brachial Plexus Injuries - Part 1: Restoration of Elbow Flexion. Plastic Surgery Education Network. April, 2014

BOOK CHAPTERS
Suber J, Parikh RP, Dayicioglu D. Pressure Ulcers. In: Dayicioglu D, Oeltjen J, Fan K, Thaller SR, eds. Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery: The Essentials. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing; 2012.

PRESENTATIONS
Preoperative Paravertebral Block Improves Health Resource Utilization and Reduces Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Autologous Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. Parikh RP, Sharma K, Guffey R, Myckatyn TM. American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)/Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC) Joint Annual Meeting, New York City, NY

Femoral Nerve Transfers for Restoring Tibial Nerve Function. Krauss EM, Franco MJ, Parikh RP, Tung TH, Moore AMAAPS/PSRC Joint Annual Meeting, New York City, NY

Comparison of two endoscopic sagittal craniosynostosis repair techniques: spring-assisted surgery versus craniectomy with helmet molding therapy. Yu JL, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Parikh RP, David LR, Couture DE, Smyth MD, Woo AS. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Atlanta, GA

Robotic-Assisted Cleft Palate Repair: A Feasibility Study. Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Parikh RP, Awad MM, Woo AS. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Atlanta, GA

Postoperative Complications after Surgical Correction of Craniosynostosis: A Nationwide Analysis of 1357 Intracranial Procedures. Parikh RP, Farber SJ, Nguyen D, Skolnick G, Patel KB, Woo AS. Oral Presentation: American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015, Boston, MA

Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: Risk Factors and Implications for Quality Improvement from a Nationwide Assessment of 11,656 Operations. Parikh RP, Nguyen D, Skolnick G, Patel KB, Woo AS. Oral Presentation: American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015. Boston, MA

Complications and Comorbidities in Syndactyly Reconstruction: National Trends from 2012 and 2013. Parikh RP, Sharma K, Kleiber GM. Oral Presentation: American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), 70th Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA.

Simple vs. Complex Syndactyly of the Hand: A Nationwide Comparison of Clinical Characteristics, Associated Congenital Anomalies, and Postoperative Outcomes in 528 Patients. Kleiber GM, Parikh RP. American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), 70th Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA

Lessons from the Creation of a House-Staff Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Council. Robles J, Ray S, Parikh RP, Park S, McAlister R. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Integrating Quality: Improving Value through Clinical Transformation, Education and Science Meeting. Chicago, IL

Femoral Nerve Transfers for Restoring Tibial Nerve Function: An Anatomic Study and Clinical Correlation. Parikh RP, Moore AM, Franco MJ, Hunter DA, Tung TH. Presentation: American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN), Annual Meeting. Nassau, Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Quality of Surgical Outcomes Reporting in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: A 15 Year Analysis of Complication Data. Parikh RP, Franco MJ, Sachanandani N, Tung T, Buck DW II. Oral Presentation: American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2014. Chicago, IL
 
Radiologic Evaluation of Palpable Nodules Following Autologous Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction. Parikh RP, Smith PD, Mooney B, Lee MC, Doren EL, Fulp WJ, Laronga C. Oral Presentation: Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), 7th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. Las Vegas, NV

Characteristics of at risk populations in skin cancer screening. Parikh RP, Law K, Davis A, Etzkorn J, Marzban S, Rawal B, Schell M, Sondak V, Lien M, Zager J. University of South Florida Research Day 2011, Tampa, FL