Nisha Parikh, MD, MPH
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.