Nimisha Parekh, MD, Gastroenterology, Orange, CA, UCI Medical Center

NimishaKParekhMDFACG, AGAF

Gastroenterology Orange, CA

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Development, University of California, Irvine

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  • Dr. Nimisha Parekh is a gastroenterologist in Orange, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UC Irvine Medical Center and VA Long Beach Healthcare System. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice 14 years. She is experienced in inflammatory Bowel Disease and Gastroenterology. She served as the GI fellowship program director from 2011to 2020. She is also the Founder of the Summer Health Care Experience (SHE) Program a career exploration and mentoring program for high school women. Dr. Parekh is developing a culinary medicine curriculum for gastroenterology fellows.

Skills & Expertise

  • General gastroenterology, Inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, Ileitis

Education & Training

  • University of ChicagoAdvanced training, IBD, 2006 - 2006
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolFellowship, Gastroenterology, 2003 - 2006
  • Tulane University
    Tulane UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine, 2000 - 2003
  • Tulane University
    Tulane UniversityResidency, Ophthalmology, 1999 - 2000
  • Tulane University
    Tulane UniversityInternship, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 1999
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
    Tulane University School of MedicineClass of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2006 - 2022
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 1999 - 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year UC Irvine Gastroenterology Fellowship, 2009, 2015, 2018, 2020
  • Honored Hero Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Orange County Chapter, 2017
  • Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, 2012

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