Ankur Parikh,DO

DO

CTCA Precision Medicine Program Director

4.8 (142 Ratings)

35 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
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."
Jul 5, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Parikh is wonderful."
Jun 25, 2019

5.0

"excellent Doctors who really care!!"
Jun 13, 2019

5.0

"I like the sparkle in his eyes when the report of testing is positive for me. His information is sincerely given. He takes time for my questions. He has been honest with what my condition presents."
Jun 5, 2019

5.0

"This last bit of time seems to have been a difficult one for me. Communication could have been better. However I have a lot of confidence in Dr, Parikh and I'm hoping that everything will return to the usual level of communication and my understanding is clearer"
Jun 2, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Parikh has a very gentle manner and I dont have any concerns having Dr Parikh handling my care. He really has a great way of making you feel important and only you matter."
May 7, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Parikh is awesome as well"
May 7, 2019

3.8

"[...] The medical oncologist I saw was a good guy and answered my questions."
Apr 29, 2019

3.8

"I like working with my oncologist, he is kind and I usually understand what's going on. THis year has been difficult with medications stopping working or not working at all. Unfortunately one tumor got big & painful & destructive that last week I went for radiation. There are also chemo therapies that I will not do."
Apr 24, 2019

5.0

"Shows sincere concern. Takes time to talk with me about any concern that I may have about my health"
Apr 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr Parikh has been wonderful thru my journey. He is pleasant and kind and through and I totally trust my life to him."
Apr 2, 2019

5.0

"I can't talk enough about *Dr. Parikh. He goes out of his way to make us fell better. He is may healing!"
Apr 1, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Parikh has all the wisdom and knowledge you want in your ongologist... but he never lords it over you. He makes you feel like the most important person in the room. On several occasions he has demonstrated not only his depth of knowledge but also his tender humility and compassionate bedside manner.Our entire team is nothing short of phenomenal ... and every Great team has a great Leader! You can tell that Dr. Parikh entire team respects and adores him and his professionalism and bedside mirror has trickled down to all of them."
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."