- Master of Medical Science - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Bachelor of Arts, Biology - Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Bijal Parikh, Physician Assistant, was drawn to the Patient Empowered Care® model at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). “This approach enables patients to understand their disease and participate in their treatment decisions,” says Parikh.
Parikh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Brandeis University in 1999. Since that time, her work and studies have focused on cancer care. From 2000 to 2004, Parikh served as a clinical assistant and clinical research coordinator at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She provided general patient care in the Women’s Cancer Program and managed the administration of clinical trials studying bone marrow transplant.
She later completed a Master of Medical Science at Emory University School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program in 2006, where she received a Humanitarian Award during her studies. As part of her Physician Assistant training, Parikh completed clinical rotations in family practice, inpatient and outpatient internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and several other areas.
Parikh served as a Physician Assistant at a cancer center in Georgia from 2007 to 2009, providing care for inpatients and outpatients. She joined CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center in 2009.
A member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Parikh is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She holds a Physician Assistant license through the State of Pennsylvania.
At CTCA, Parikh is part of the integrative team of clinicians providing care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, interprets lab test results, and reviews imaging studies. She has participated in clinical trials, has been a Nursing Grand Rounds speaker and received an Award for Compassion.
Parikh is inspired by her patients. “The fight against cancer requires bravery, courage, strength, humor and perseverance,” she says. “I respect our patients and learn from them every day.”
In her free time, Parikh enjoys staying active. She is a long distance runner and also hikes and meditates. A lifelong vegetarian, Parikh credits her work at CTCA with a greater focus on her own health and wellness.
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