We are delighted to announce that Dr. Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD, will assume the role of Director of the Division of Nephrology effective July 1, 2018. He will succeed interim director Derek Fine, who graciously stepped in after Paul Scheel’s departure in the spring. We would like to thank not only our search committee, but the entire Division of Nephrology for their engagement and patience, with a special nod to Derek in this time of transition.
Chirag comes to us from the Yale School of Medicine where he is the Director of the Program of Applied Translational Research, a Professor of Medicine and Investigative Medicine, and a Professor of Medicine at the Clinical Epidemiology Research Center in the VA Connecticut Health Care System.
Originally from India, Chirag attended medical school at the Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the Nassau University Medical Center and SUNY at Stony Brook in New York, followed by fellowships in Nephrology and Hypertension and UNOS Transplant Certification at the University of Colorado. While completing his fellowship, he also earned a doctorate in Clinical Investigation.
Chirag is a well-funded researcher with several active NIH grants and over 250 peer-reviewed publications. He develops novel translational research approaches in the areas of acute kidney injury and diabetic kidney disease. Earlier this year, Chirag received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nephrology in recognition of his ability to translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical outcomes. He was also recently elected into the esteemed American Society of Clinical Investigation. Chirag is a renowned speaker, giving talks at schools and conferences all over the world, and an esteemed mentor who has proven valuable to students, postdocs and fellow faculty alike.
Please join us in congratulating Chirag on his new position and welcoming him to Baltimore and Johns Hopkins when he arrives in July.