Dr. Parikh was born in India, where he completed his medical school and post-graduate training in internal medicine. In 1975, he moved to the United States to fulfill his desire to become a cardiologist. He completed another internal medicine residency in New York, followed by his cardiology fellowship in Chicago.
Dr. Parikh moved to Lawton in 1981 as the first cardiologist in the area, and has been practicing interventional cardiology since then.
Dr. Parikh is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American College of Cardiology. He is also involved in teaching Family Practice residents from the University of Oklahoma.