Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Dilipkumar Parekh

Dilipkumar Parekh

Professor of Clinical Surgery;Chief Clinical Officer for Keck Medicine Provider Network and Digital Health
1510 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Complicated gallstone disease: diagnosis and management of Mirizzi syndrome Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2215-2222. . View in PubMed

Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis Indian J Surg. 2015 Oct; 77(5):453-69. . View in PubMed

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

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

The minimally invasive approach to surgical management of pancreatic diseases Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2012 Mar; 41(1):77-101. . View in PubMed

EUS-guided fine-needle tattooing for preoperative localization of early pancreatic adenocarcinoma Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Jan; 69(1):176-7. . View in PubMed

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

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 admissionAcute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation. Arch Surg. 2002 Oct; 137(10):1136-40. . View in PubMed

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.
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