Shailesh S. Parikh, M.D.
Clinical Chief, Outpatient Services
Dr. Parikh specializes in amputee, orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
Dr. Shailesh Parikh is a physiatrist, board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and specializing in the treatment of amputation, stroke, orthopedic trauma and musculoskeletal issues, as well as sports and work-related injuries, gait dysfunction and pain. As clinical chief, he also oversees the hospital’s outpatient services.
Dr. Parikh is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His research interests have focused on back pain and associated disorders, orthopedic rehabilitation, nerve block and spasticity, electromyography, and vestibular issues.
Active in several professional organizations, Dr. Parikh has written numerous articles and abstracts for peer-reviewed publications and contributed a chapter on vestibular rehabilitation for the textbook, Rehabilitation Medicine Principles and Practice.
Dr. Parikh earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Xavier’s College, and received both his medical degree and a post-graduate master’s degree in surgery from B.J. Medical College, all part of Gujarat University in India. He began his career as a general/orthopedic surgeon in India and England and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nassau County Medical Center in New York, where he served as chief resident. He joined Kessler in 1988.