Dr. Nimisha K. Parekh is a board-certified UCI Health gastroenterologist and director of the UCI Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program.

Nimisha K. Parekh, MD

Specialties

Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), women's health

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Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Language
  • English
Gender
Female
Medical School
Tulane University School of Medicine
Internship
Tulane Medical Center HospitalInternal Medicine
Residency
Tulane Medical Center HospitalInternal Medicine
Tulane Medical Center HospitalOphthalmology
Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolGastroenterology/Hep
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Associate Dean — Faculty Development, UCI School of Medicine
  • Director — UCI Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
  • Director — Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program, Division of Gastroenterology, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2015-2022
  • Best Doctors in America® — Gastroenterology, 2015, 2016
More Information

Dr. Nimisha K. Parekh is a board-certified UCI Health gastroenterologist who directs the UCI Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program. A specialist in the treatment of inflammatory and irritable bowel diseases, she takes an integrated approach to helping patients manage their condition.

Parekh earned a medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Tulane Medical Center Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Tex., followed by advanced training in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine.

Her research interests include outcomes in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, clinical trials for new drug therapies to treat IBD, women’s issues and the role of ethnicity in disease outcomes. She also is actively involved in the training of GI fellows, residents and medical students. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the gastroenterology fellows in 2009 and has been fellowship program director since 2011. She also serves as the School of Medicine's associate dean of faculty development.

Parekh is co-director of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America-Orange County Chapter. She also is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterology Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

She sees patients in Orange and Irvine.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pregnancy and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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