Biography

Samir Parikh, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Nephrology. He holds the Robert Tucker Hayes Distinguished Chair in Nephrology in honor of Dr. Floyd C. Rector, Jr., and the Ruth W. and Milton P. Levy, Sr. Chair in Molecular Nephrology. He also holds a secondary appointment as Professor of Pharmacology, and is a full member of the Cellular and Molecular Graduate Program.

Dr. Parikh holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was the Founder' Medal Valedictorian of his graduating class. He completed both his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021. Previously, he served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, starting as an Assistant Professor in 2010 and becoming a Professor in 2020. He also served as Associate Vice Chair for Reearch in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Parikh is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the International Society of Nephrology. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, serves as guest editor for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and he is an associate editor of Kidney 360.

He has delivered many presentations both nationally and internationally and has published widely in scholarly journals.

Among other honors, in 2021, Dr. Parikh received a faculty STARs Award from University of Texas.

Education

Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2001)
Internship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2002)
Residency
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2003), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2006), Nephrology

Research Interest

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Aging
  • Critical Illness
  • NAD+ and Mitochondrial Metabolism
  • Vascular Biology

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Southern Society for Clinical Investigation
    SSCI (2022)
  • American Association of Physicians
    AAP (2021)
  • UT STARS Award
    University of Texas (2021)
  • Donald W. Seldin Award
    American Society of Nephrology and American Heart Association (2019)
  • Outstanding Investigator Award
    National Heart, Lung, Blood Institutes (2018)
  • Sir William Osler Award
    Interurban Clinical Club (2018)
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
    ASCI (2017)
  • Carl W. Gottschalk Award
    American Society of Nephrology (2008)
  • Founder's Medal
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology