Nisha Parikh, MD


Nisha Parikh is a noninvasive cardiologist and echocardiographer who sees patients in the Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center and Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment (PACT) Program. Her clinical interests are in prevention of cardiovascular diseases in women, including heart disease in pregnancy. A professor at UCSF, Parikh is currently working to develop tools that can be employed as an "early window" into later cardiovascular disease risk in women. She is utilizing data from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study and the Swedish Population Registers to develop and validate these risk tools. She is also interested in discovering mechanisms and pathways that link adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preeclampsia and preterm delivery with cardiovascular disease.

Parikh earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She completed a cardiology clinical and research fellowship at Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a cardiovascular epidemiology research fellowship with the Framingham Heart Study at the Boston University School of Medicine. She also earned a master's degree in public health with an emphasis on epidemiology and biostatistics from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Parikh is a member of the American Heart Association and in 2009 received Women in Cardiology Trainee Awards for Excellence from the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Merck. In 2010 she was awarded Best Clinical Research Abstract, Research Retreat, Cardiovascular Division, from Harvard University's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.


Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay
535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2873
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease

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New York Medical College 2002


Tufts University School of Medicine 2005


University of Boston School of Medicine 2007
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 2010