Chirag R Parikh MD, PhD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and of Investigative Medicine; Director, Program of Applied Translational Research

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInternal Medicine: Nephrology: Program for Applied Translational Research (PATR), Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research


Dr. Parikh is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Program of Applied Translational Research in the Department of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor in the Clinical Epidemiology Research Center at the VA Connecticut Health Care System.

Dr. Parikh received his MD from Mumbai, India in 1996. His post-graduate training involves Residency in Internal Medicine at Nassau University and SUNY in Stony Brook, NY, and Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. He also completed a PhD in Clinical Investigation and Translational Research at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO in 2003. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He has received several awards, including the National Junior Physician Investigator Award from the American Federation of Medical Research and the Outstanding Investigator Award from the Society of Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Parikh conducts an active patient-oriented research program investigating the translational and epidemiological aspects of acute kidney injury (AKI) and other kidney related disorders. His major research interest is developing novel biomarkers of AKI. He is the Principal Investigator of the NIH sponsored TRIBE-AKI consortium that is conducting three large studies for validating novel kidney injury biomarkers in setting of cardiac surgery, kidney transplantation and hepatorenal syndrom. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, 50 book chapters and reviews, and he has given more than 50 invited lectures at scientific meetings and academic institutions around the world.


  • M.D., Seth G.S. Medical College , 1996
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Denver , 2003

Selected Publication

  • Parikh CR, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Garg AX, Kadiyala D, Shlipak MG, Koyner JL, Edelstein CL, Devarajan P, Patel UD, Zappitelli M, Krawczeski CD, Passik CS, Coca SG; TRIBE-AKI Consortium. Performance of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 and Liver Fatty Acid-Binding Protein and Combined Biomarkers of AKI after Cardiac Surgery. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jul;8(7):1079-88. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10971012. Epub 2013 Apr 18. PubMed PMID: 23599408; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3700701.