Ankur Parikh,DO

DO

CTCA Precision Medicine Program Director

4.8 (133 Ratings)

38 Reviews
Ankur Parikh - CTCA Medical Director of Precision Medicine
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My approach to caring for each patient is to treat him or her as a person, not a disease. I listen to my patients to make sure their needs are addressed and I make sure they have a multidisciplinary approach to their care. I do my best to treat their cancer with advanced, evidence-based therapies, and encourage them to be directly involved in their treatment plan.

Location
CTCA Philadelphia
Specialties
Hematology
Medical Oncology
Stem Cell Transplant
Education
Medical school: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Residency:
Internal Medicine - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH
Fellowship:
Hematology/Oncology - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Certifications
Medical Oncology, Hematology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

“I believe an integrated treatment approach is what is best for patients, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) really embodies that,” says Dr. Ankur Parikh, Medical Director of Precision Medicine at CTCA® and Hematologist & Medical Oncologist. “I decided to join CTCA because I was very impressed with the patient care model. I wanted to be part of a team that manages all aspects of what patients need to fight cancer.”

The hematologist and medical oncologist became a member of our team of cancer experts at our Philadelphia hospital in 2012, and has a strong interest in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. He notes, “I really enjoy the work environment at CTCA. The team is extremely helpful and accommodating. It’s also great to work in a place where you know your patients are being taken very good care of. Communication among the staff and the team approach to patient care are strengths of CTCA.”

Dr. Parikh strives to personalize treatment for each of his patients and educate them so they are a part of the treatment planning and decision-making process. He adds, “I think it’s important to maintain open communication so that we’re on the same page and the patient’s best interests are looked out for.”

Board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Dr. Parikh earned an osteopathic medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed an internal medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by a hematology-oncology fellowship at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Prior to pursuing a medical degree, Dr. Parikh completed a pre-med bachelor’s degree at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Dr. Parikh has served as a principal and associate investigator for clinical research protocols involving myelodysplastic syndrome and aplastic anemia. He has also written book chapters on hematology topics and his work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Parikh is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Parikh and his wife have three children. He enjoys spending time with his family. His interests include traveling, as well as watching and playing sports. He is a huge Chicago Bulls and Bears fan.

Patient ratings
The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five- star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient's experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.
About Our Ratings
May 27, 2020

5.0

"Very good service."
May 20, 2020

5.0

"above and beyond"
May 19, 2020

5.0

"1. I hope he's caring & kind."
May 14, 2020

4.4

"Doctor and staff were concerned about my comfort and helping me get well."
May 13, 2020

3.8

"good"
May 4, 2020

5.0

"I feel blessed to have *Dr. Parikh."
Apr 29, 2020

5.0

"he took the time to listen to my concerns and questions. this meant alot to me."
Apr 21, 2020

5.0

"Dr.Parikh. He is a Top Dr"
Apr 14, 2020

5.0

"knowledgeable and professional and trustworthy"
Mar 29, 2020

5.0

"my doctors are the best"
Mar 23, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Parikh is phenomenal and the group of drs. that worked with me, also *Dr. [...]. Amazing!!!"
Feb 14, 2020

5.0

"Doctor and staff are awesome !!!"
Feb 12, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Parikh is great"
Feb 12, 2020

5.0

"I recommend CTCA to everyone. Dr. Parikh is fabulous."
Feb 9, 2020

5.0

"I love Dr. Purick. He is the bEST!"
Feb 4, 2020

5.0

"outstanding"
Jan 15, 2020

5.0

"He is excellent. I feel he is an asset to the hospital."
Jan 14, 2020

1.3

"{...] I have zero confidence in my oncologist at the moment and I'm upset that he hasnt followed up with me. I'm also worried that my cancer has returned and he isnt being proactive enough about my scans. He just said that I should follow up and rescan in 3 months. His care plan isn't thorough enough or effective for me. "
Dec 30, 2019

5.0

"Dr Parikh is excellent, and very caring"
Dec 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Parek is just wonderful. (I may have misspelled his name, but in any event, he's the best!)"
Dec 6, 2019

5.0

"He answered all the questions."
Dec 4, 2019

5.0

"Excellent."
Nov 19, 2019

2.5

"I do not feel like my complaints regarding pain are taken seriously by my oncologist."
Oct 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Parikh is always friendly and personable.He always takes any concerns seriously and does a great job taking care of his patients."
Oct 7, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Parikh is knowledgeable on a generous with his time. He allows us to ask multiple questions and gives us his best progress based on his experience."
Oct 4, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Parikh is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!"
Sep 26, 2019

5.0

"Told doc in my area *Dr. Parikh is a very good doctor."
Sep 15, 2019

5.0

"Dr.Parikh is the healing that happened to me I don't know if I had him working with me I wood be here today.He is calm,very confident of what he will plane for us.I have a tremendous respect for him."
Sep 13, 2019

5.0

"I couldn't ask for a better doctor than *Dr. Parikh! He is caring, kind, considerate, patient and thorough always!"
Aug 28, 2019

5.0

"I have the utmost of confidence in Dr. Parikh and his Nurse Practitioner. Most important, they are willing to listen and answer questions. I have been to other institutions and that was not their practice."
Aug 28, 2019

1.9

"my medical oncologist doesnt seem to be motivated in providing answers to some of my questions regarding my wounds resulting from the cancer. He never asks to see their progress. Not an effective communicator at all...."
Aug 22, 2019

5.0

"The best care available anywhere."
Aug 18, 2019

3.8

"My oncologist was very supportive of my decision to stop the infusions after my 2nd round. I was greatful he respected me and my body."
Aug 1, 2019

3.8

"*Dr. Parikh is kind and easy to talk to and work with. The only time I've seen him angry-ish has been with my insurance company. Sometimes, more recently he doesn't do what he says he will do or look into. He gives me information to make decisions, but he doesn't help me make decisions."
Jul 15, 2019

5.0

"very knowledgeable and kind"
Jul 11, 2019

5.0

"I love all the Doctors !!!!!!!"
Jul 11, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Parikh is great. Absolutely recommend my doctors to all the folks we know. We tell everyone doctor is patient & caring."
Jul 8, 2019

5.0

"Polite, professional and knowledgeable."