Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery

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

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

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 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.


B.A., Honors – Johns Hopkins University
M.D. - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency in General Surgery – University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Surgical Oncology Fellowship – U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
M.P.H. – Vanderbilt University


Dr. Parikh’s research focuses on 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 Associations, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research and the Association for Academic Surgery.


Review some of Dr. Parikh's abstracts on PubMed.

Dr. Parikh's CV is available in Adobe PDF format.

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