Nisha Parikh


Physician-researcher, mother of three, traveler and artist

About me

Nisha Parikh is a noninvasive cardiologist and echocardiographer – a specialist in heart ultrasound. She sees patients in the Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center as well as the Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment Program. She has a particular interest in the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women, including heart disease in pregnancy. In an effort to develop tools that could give an early indication of later cardiovascular disease risk in women, Parikh is utilizing data from the Women's Health Initiative observational study and the Swedish population registers to develop and validate these 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 clinical and research fellowship in cardiology at 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 University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.

Parikh is a member of the American Heart Association, and in 2009, she received awards honoring women in cardiology for excellence from its Council on Clinical Cardiology and from Merck. In 2010, she received an award for her cardiovascular research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

  • Education

    New York Medical College, 2002

  • Residencies

    Tufts University School of Medicine, 2005

  • Fellowships

    University of Boston School of Medicine, 2007

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2010

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I practice medicine centered on public health, but I recognize when to step outside of traditional models of care to bring the best outcome for individual patients.

Clinics I work with

Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay

535 Mission Bay Blvd. South
San Francisco, CA 94158

Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment (PACT) Program

Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building

1825 Fourth St., Third floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My work

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