- Dr. Chirag R. Parikh is a Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Division of Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Originally from India, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai. He completed his fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension and UNOS Transplant Certification at the University of Colorado, under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Schrier. While completing his fellowship, he also earned a doctorate in Clinical Investigation.
Dr. Parikh has several active NIH grants, has published over 400 original articles, and has been cited over 40,000 times in literature. His research focuses on the translation and validation of novel biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of acute kidney injury. Dr. Parikh is the driving force in a series of discoveries contributing to groundbreaking progress in clinical care for acute kidney injury and has set the stage for creating novel treatment paradigms, based on phenotyping with novel proteins of injury, inflammation, and repair to eliminate the global epidemic of AKI. He followed up these discoveries with a series of paradigm-shifting multicenter studies of AKI that generated evidence for these proteins for various clinical applications. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Parikh is also directing the Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for Kidney Diseases which is leading the transformative changes in clinical care and research studies.
Dr. Parikh received the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nephrology in 2017, was inducted into the ASCI society in 2018, and was elected to the AAP in 2021. He is a renowned speaker, presenting at universities and conferences all over the world, and an esteemed mentor who has proven valuable to students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty.