Nisha Parikh, MD

Associate Professor
UCSF
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Clinical Interests: Dr. Parikh is a noninvasive cardiologist. She sees both men and women in her clinical practice, emphasizing primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention. She also has an interest in women's cardiovascular diseases across the lifespan; including cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and the post-partum period.

Research Interests: Dr. Parikh is a trained cardiovascular epidemiologist and population scientist. She demonstrated in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis that the hemodynamic changes of pregnancy may not revert back to normal, may be cumulative across successive pregnancies, and can lead to left ventricular remodeling on cardiac MRI in mid-life. Along with a research team at the Framingham Heart Study, she developed a risk score for incident hypertension and this work was cited in the recent version of the US hypertension guidelines. She has added to the scientific knowledge base demonstrating which specific reproductive factors are predictors of cardiovascular disease using data from the NIH sponsored Women's Health Initiative Study and has leveraged data from the Swedish Population Registers. Her work has been supported by grants from the American Heart Association, the NIH/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative.

Other interests: Dr. Parikh has been an active volunteer for the American Heart Association (AHA) for over ten years. She currently serves AHA Leadership Committee of the Epidemiology and Prevention Council (national level).

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