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Rupesh Parikh MD Named Chief of Staff


Rupesh J. Parikh, M.D., board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist for Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), has been appointed chief of staff for Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican’s Siena and Rose de Lima campuses.

In this role, Dr. Parikh represents the 1,000+ physicians on the medical staff of both campuses, chairs the Medical Executive Committee and is a member of St. Rose Dominican’s Board of Directors. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Parikh served on both the Medical Executive and Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committees at St. Rose. Dr. Parikh joins Dr. Robert Wiencek, chief of staff of St. Rose’s San Martín campus, and the respective vice chiefs of staff, Drs. Lance Allgower and Stephanie Hanson.

Since joining CCCN in 2005, Dr. Parikh has been proactive in the fight against cancer, having served as Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials. With access to over 170 clinical trials, Dr. Parikh treats patients who have traveled from out of state as well as many local patients. Besides being active in clinical research, Dr. Parikh also strives to give back to the medical community as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Touro University, helping to teach the practitioners of tomorrow.

Dr. Parikh completed his undergraduate education from the University of California at Riverside in 1991. He received his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Montserrat, British West Indies. After receiving his degree, he completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology from the University of Oklahoma, and residency in internal medicine from St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore where he served as Chief Resident.

“Dr. Parikh is a very accomplished physician, teacher, leader, and mentor, and we at St. Rose feel he is the perfect fit for this position,” said Brian Brannman, senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada. “We are so pleased that he is on board.”

Dr. Parikh’s philosophy of taking care of the patient first and the disease second, has led him to become highly regarded and respected within the local community and throughout the country. He is the recipient of numerous notable awards including the Patients’ Choice Award 2008-2014, Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2010-2013 and was named America’s Top Oncologist by the Consumer Research Council of America. Dr. Parikh has been recognized as a Medical Marvel by Nevada Business Magazine in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was also recognized by Health Tap as one of the top oncologists in the United States.

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