Chirag R Parikh, MD, PhD, FACP

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

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Investigative Medicine Program | Liver Center | Nephrology: Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research; Program for Applied Translational Research (PATR)

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Parikh is a 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 a 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 large studies for validating novel kidney injury biomarkers in setting of cardiac surgery, kidney transplantation, diabetic kidney disease and hepatorenal syndrome. He has authored more than 250 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.

Education & Training

PhD University of Colorado at Denver (2003)
MD Seth G.S. Medical College (1996)

Honors & Recognition

  • Jeff Gray Memorial "Translating to Management in AKI"AKI and CRRT 2017 22nd International Conference (2017)

  • Dr. MD Motashaw Oration and Award for Research AccomplishmentSeth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital (2013)

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Contact Info

Chirag R Parikh, MD, PhD, FACP
Mailing Address
NephrologyPO Box 208029
New Haven, CT 06520-8029

Program of Applied Translation Research