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Alexander A.  Parikh

Alexander A. Parikh, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Surgical Oncology
Director, Vanderbilt Pancreas Center
Surgical Oncologist


Dr. Parikh’s clinical expertise includes the treatment of tumors to the liver (primary and metastatic), bile duct, pancreas (including pancreatic cancer, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and cystic lesions), stomach, small and large intestines (including carcinoid tumors) and retroperitoneal sarcomas. He is trained in both open and minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques and is the Director of the Vanderbilt Multidisciplinary Solid Organ Tumor Board.

His research focuses primarily on pancreatic neoplasms and metastatic disease to the liver. Specifically, his research investigates the patterns and trends of multimodality cancer treatment over time, disparities in the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of cancer care in regards to health insurance status, socioeconomic status and race, as well as ways to improve the quality of care in patients undergoing cancer diagnosis and treatment.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the Society of Surgical Oncology and is a member of several national organizations and societies including the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American and International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research and the Association for Academic Surgery.

  • B.A., Honors, Johns Hopkins University, 1989
  • M.D. - University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • Residency in General Surgery - University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1993-2000
  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship - U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2003
  • M.P.H. Vanderbilt University, 2011