Tapan Parikh, MD, MPH is Medical Director of Acute Care Services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Parikh completed his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his general psychiatry training at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in New Jersey. Before his residency, he completed his Master of Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from New York City, where he also worked in clinical research.
Dr. Parikh served as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow during his residency and fellowship training, respectively. In addition to his formal training, he completed a three-year intensive program in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and regularly presents posters at various national meetings, including the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and American Psychiatric Association (APA). He was a recipient of the AACAP Beatrix A. Hamburg, MD, Award for the Best New Research Poster by a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow in 2020 and the AACAP Systems of Care Award in 2019. His current research interests include neuromodulation techniques including use of ketamine, psychopharmacology, and role of inflammation and gut-microbiome axis in mental health conditions.