Dr. Parekh is a Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Parekh completed his medical school and residency in Johannesburg, South Africa and then spent 2 years in a fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery research in the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas. Dr. Parekh is the Section Chief for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery in the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and the Director of the USC Center for Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases. Dr. Parekh is also responsible for coordinating all of the cancer programs in the Department of Surgery.
Thomas E, Matsuoka L, Alexopoulos S, Selby R, Parekh D. Laparoscopic Hand-Assisted Parenchymal-Sparing Resections for Presumed Side-Branch Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2015 Aug; 25(8):668-71. View in: PubMed
Kulkarni S, Bogart A, Buxbaum J, Matsuoka L, Selby R, Parekh D. Surgical transgastric debridement of walled off pancreatic necrosis: an option for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis. Surg Endosc. 2015 Mar; 29(3):575-82. View in: PubMed
Matsuoka L, Parekh D. The minimally invasive approach to surgical management of pancreatic diseases. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2012 Mar; 41(1):77-101. View in: PubMed
Farrell JJ, Sherrod A, Parekh D. EUS-guided fine-needle tattooing for preoperative localization of early pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Jan; 69(1):176-7. View in: PubMed
Parekh D. Laparoscopic-assisted pancreatic necrosectomy: A new surgical option for treatment of severe necrotizing pancreatitis. Arch Surg. 2006 Sep; 141(9):895-902; discussion 902-3. View in: PubMed
Khan AA, Parekh D, Cho Y, Ruiz R, Selby RR, Jabbour N, Genyk YS, Mateo R. Improved prediction of outcome in patients with severe acute pancreatitis by the APACHE II score at 48 hours after hospital admission compared with the APACHE II score at admission. Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation. Arch Surg. 2002 Oct; 137(10):1136-40. View in: PubMed