Ankur Parikh,DO

DO

CTCA Medical Director of Precision Medicine

4.8 (124 Ratings)

32 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
Philadelphia
Specialties
Hematologic Oncology
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-Oncologist & 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-oncologist 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 two 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 occurance. 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
Mar 4, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Parek is the BEST!!"
Mar 3, 2019

5.0

"Doctors are patient & kind - Do not rush you out!"
Feb 26, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Ankur Parikh explains results plainly and carefully. Puts you at ease and takes the time necessary."
Feb 21, 2019

5.0

"I already started to make recommendations"
Feb 15, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Ankur Parikh is the greatest."
Jan 29, 2019

5.0

"Wonderful"
Jan 6, 2019

5.0

"Dr Parikh takes his time listening & to explain about treatment."
Nov 19, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Parikh was very attentive and caring. He explained when he consults with other doctors!!"
Oct 28, 2018

5.0

"he is perfect along with staff"
Oct 16, 2018

5.0

"Md. Pariki is a wonderful doctor and he is very thorough in sharing os information. I appreciate the fact that he is still eager to learn."
Oct 16, 2018

5.0

"I have never had anything but confidence in Dr. Parikh and [...] and their team. I feel their care and compassion and happiness through all my ups and downs."
Oct 16, 2018

5.0

"I can't say enough about the center. I feel safe and cared for by your entire staff."
Oct 12, 2018

5.0

"I was very impressed and have complete confidence in him"
Oct 1, 2018

5.0

"So different from other doctors in different facilities. Shows the real meaning of being a doctor. This has been lost for a number of years the treatment is about the patient and not the dollar!"
Sep 25, 2018

3.8

"My doctor is flexible with my requests and listens to me."
Aug 14, 2018

5.0

"LOVED, LOVED Dr. Parikh if it wasn't for the distance I would be there"
Aug 8, 2018

5.0

"A little new to evaluate - not a lot of experience with merkel cell - Very courteous & answers my questions & concerns."
Aug 7, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Parikh spoke to me kindly. He gave background information and answered all of my questions, concerns in no hurry on his part. He was patient with me. I was given further information to help me understand the reality of my health situation; with no false promises. The treatment choices were clearly spoken; I appreciated his confidence which his personal presence gave to me. Confidence in his voice, reality for me and answering my questions."
Aug 6, 2018

5.0

"I love Dr Parhik"
Jul 27, 2018

5.0

"And his staff --- excellent."
Jul 27, 2018

5.0

"Thorough and kind."
Jul 26, 2018

5.0

"*Dr. Parikh explained everything in detail & was very through, kind & compassionate - even when he told us there were no more treatments they could offer."
Jul 21, 2018

5.0

"very approachable. Answered all questions, very knowledgeable. Amazing physician."
Jul 17, 2018

5.0

"My oncologist is great!"
Jul 3, 2018

5.0

"he is wonderful"
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"he's the best"
Jun 20, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Parikh is impressive as a DO.He is well prepared, asks good questions and adjusts feedback to our needs. I am reading his published works to both understand the man in charge of my husband's medical care as well as to discern future suitable medical treatments like Sir Spheres, liver resection, clinical trials......"
Jun 13, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Parikh has a wonderfullly caring bed-side manner."
May 28, 2018

5.0

"He is always kind to me and answer all my questions."
May 20, 2018

0.0

"I do not feel he knows what he is telling me I saw him [...]first [...] times [...] minutes each last time [...] minutes"
May 8, 2018

5.0

"We felt treated like people and not a patient with a number. He took time to explain things and we never felt rushed. We could ask the same thing over and he wasn't annoyed. He was confident and made us feel well taken care of."
May 1, 2018

5.0

"All the staff are very professional, friendly and caring."