2018 Inspired Excellence Awards Honoree

Rupesh J. Parikh, M.D.

Rupesh J. Parikh, M.D.

Medical Oncologist at Comprehensive Cancer Centers

Dr. Parikh’s philosophy of taking care of the patient first and the disease second has helped him become highly regarded both locally and nationally, recently culminating in his role of Practice President at Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

As a young boy, Dr. Parikh was often sick. It was at that young age that he knew he wanted to be a doctor and help people, just as his doctors helped him. Since joining Comprehensive Cancer Centers in 2005, Dr. Parikh has been on the frontlines in the fight against cancer – he has been developing new pathways and targeted therapies to help improve Nevada’s cancer statistics. Dr. Parikh treats hundreds of patients annually and is the principal investigator for many of Comprehensive Cancer Center’s trials. He is working tirelessly to ensure that no one needs to leave Las Vegas for cancer care, because the best care can be found right here in Nevada.

Dr. Parikh is also very involved in the Southern Nevada medical community. He currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro University and Clinical Assistant Professor for the UNLV School of Medicine. He sits on the Medical Executive Committee and serves as the Chairman of the Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee at the Dignity Health St. Rose Hospitals in Southern Nevada. He also serves as Chief of Staff for Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican’s Siena and Rose de Lima campuses.

He is the recipient of numerous notable awards include: Patients’ Choice Award from 2008-2018; Most Compassionate Doctor Award from 2010-2018; and was named America’s Top Oncologist by the Consumer Research Council of America. The health informational website, HealthTap.com, also recognized him as on of the top oncologists in the United States.

2018 Inspired Excellence in Healthcare Awards