Kavita Parikh is a Board-certified Pediatrician, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University and Children’s National Health System in Washington DC. She is committed to developing a career as an independent researcher in patient-centered outcomes research, and is currently funded through a career training award (K08) through the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality.
Her academic career has focused on using health services research methodologies to understand pediatric respiratory diseases, and she has several publications in leading pediatric journals using these methodologies. She has published articles in Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, and Journal of Pediatrics among others, and has given national presentations and led national workshops. Dr. Parikh was awarded a Young Investigator Award from the Academic Pediatric Association for a project focusing on the impact of national practice guidelines on the management of bronchiolitis.
She has a national presence in the pediatric hospitalist community, and served as an educational liaison for the Section of Hospital Medicine Executive Committee to promote hospitalist faculty at the National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) of the AAP, and now is a member of the planning committee for the NCE, a distinct honor in the AAP. She serves on the editorial board of Hospital Pediatrics, as well as the steering committee for the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics (VIP) Network. She was also elected to the prestigious Society of Pediatric Research.
Dr. Parikh completed her undergraduate education at Brown University, medical education at Cornell University Medical College, and clinical residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed her Hospitalist Fellowship at Children’s National Health System in Washington DC, and completed her Master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Research from George Washington University.