Vanderbilt Trained Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Rikesh Parikh


Dr. Rikesh Parikh M.D

Dr. Rikesh T. Parikh, M.D. is a Double Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery of Seattle | Bellevue. He focuses primarily on cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Both of these Boards are recognized by the Gold Standard American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). In summary Dr. Parikh is highly skilled, his medical education consists of nine years of postgraduate training at major medical institutions around the country. He initially completed a five-year General Surgery residency at the State University of New York. This residency was followed by three years of specialized residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also completed a one-year research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio prior to residency training. 

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Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College in India where he graduated with distinction. 

After medical school, Dr. Parikh completed a one-year research fellowship in Surgery at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. During this time, he published multiple articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.

Upon completion of his research fellowship, Dr. Parikh was accepted at the State University of New York in Buffalo for General Surgery Residency training. Throughout his residency, he received multiple awards and accolades. Some of these include: the Theodore C. Jewitt M.D. Goldstar Resident of the Year, the Worthington B. Shenck Teacher of the Year Award, and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award for Humanism and Excellence. Dr. Parikh was also the first resident in the history of the Department of Surgery nominated for the American College of Surgeons Resident Exemplary Teaching Award. In addition to this, he consistently scored in the >90th percentile on the in-service examination (ABSITE). Due to his overall performance, he was chosen from ten Chief Residents to serve as the Administrative Chief Resident in his final year. He eventually was inducted into the Gold Honor Society and graduated as Best Overall Resident. Dr. Parikh is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons.

After General Surgery residency, he was selected for further training at Vanderbilt University. The Vanderbilt Training Program is one of the premier independent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training programs in the country - known for its extremely high volume of cases and patient complexity. During this three-year residency, Dr. Parikh trained with nationally and internationally known faculty focusing on the latest techniques in cosmetic as well as complex reconstructive procedures. Some highlights of his training include: Shalom Foundation mission pediatric plastic surgery in Guatemala, quality improvement in free flap monitoring for plastic surgery patients, and being the resident representative for plastic surgery in the Hospital Staff Advisory Committee. Dr. Parikh also served as Chief Resident in his final year of training and graduated with Distinction in Leadership Training from Vanderbilt University.  

Dr. Parikh’s goal is to achieve optimal naturally looking results while prioritizing your safety. He prides himself on the highest level of bedside manner and professionalism. Dr. Parikh ensures that you will be treated with compassion and kindness every step of the way so that your experience with plastic surgery is a positive one.


FACE Procedures

Facelift, Necklift, Mini Facelift, Minimally Invasive Browlift, Eyelid lift

Rhinoplasty, Transgender Surgery, Facial Fat Grafting, Facial Implants, Liposuction


BREAST Procedures

Primary Breast Augmentation, Revision Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift

Fat Grafting, Nipple Reduction, Transgender FTM, Transgender MTF Surgery


BODY Procedures

Tummy Tuck, Body Lift, Armlift, Thighlift, Gluteal Augmentation

Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty


MALE Plastic Surgery

Male Breast Reduction, Gynecomastia, Pectoral Implants, Calf Implants


BODY Implant Surgery

Breast Implants, Chest|Pectoral Implants, Calf Implants, Gluteal Implants



Peer Reviewed Journal Articles.

Awards and Honors

  • Oct. 2014 Resident Bowl ASPS Represent Vanderbilt Dept. Plastic Surgery Chicago IL, 2014
  • July 2014-Present Chief Resident Leadership Development Vanderbilt University
  • Sept. 2013 Department of Plastic Surgery Vanderbilt University The Shalom Foundation Mission trip Guatemala City Cleft and General Reconstructive Pediatric Plastic Surgery Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • July 2013-2014 HSAC resident member for Plastic Surgery Vanderbilt University
  • June 2012 Best Overall Resident Award Dept. of Surgery SUNY buffalo
  • June 2012 Worthington B. Schenk Best Resident Teacher Award Dept. of Surgery SUNY Buffalo
  • June 2012 Administrative Chief Resident Certificate
  • March 2012 Inducted into the Gold Honor Society
  • July 2007-2012 Department of Surgery SUNY Buffalo, NY ABSITE award >90th percentile
  • Oct. 2011 Nominated for American College of Surgeons Resident Exemplary Teaching Award 2011 San Francisco, CA 2011 (1st resident in the Department of Surgery to be nominated for this award)
  • June 2011 Resident Team Leader: To develop a Resident Quality Improvement Training and Evaluation Program in Surgery at SUNY Buffalo
  • June 2011-2012 Chief Administrative Resident
  • June 2011 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Oct. 2011 Surgical Jeopardy Panelist American College of Surgeons San Francisco CA 2011
  • Oct. 2010 American College of Surgeons, Western New York Chapter 2nd place Winner Resident Research Competition “Management of Pilonidal Disease in Adolescents; Rhomboid excision with Limberg flap versus excision with Primary closure versus Healing by secondary intent; Which is better?”
  • July 2010-2012 Resident Peer Reviewer for the Archives of Surgery
  • Oct 2010 Nominated to represent SUNY Buffalo Department of Surgery in the Surgical Jeopardy Competition at American College of Surgeons 2010
  • June 2010 Surgery Clerkship Resident Teaching Award SUNY Buffalo
  • June 2010 Theodore C. Jewitt M.D. Pediatric Surgery Goldstar Resident of the Year Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo
  • Sept. 2008 Contributor to question bank for the ACS Clinical Congress Surgical Jeopardy Competition 2008

National Presentations

  • Oct. 2014 Facial Anatomy Neurotoxin and Filler A Cadaver Workshop ASPS 2014 Chicago, IL 2014
    R. Parikh and K. Higdon
  • June 2014 Accelerated Wound Closure of Upper Extremity Fasciotomy Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Bahamas, 2014
    R. Ramirez, RParikh, W. Thayer
  • Jan. 2014 Department of Surgery Vanderbilt University Plastic Surgery for the ABSITE Nashville, TN 2014
    R. Parikh
  • Oct. 2011 SUNY Buffalo Department of Surgery Grand Rounds Portal Hypertension and Variceal Hemorrhage Buffalo, NY 2011
    R. Parikh
  • June 2011 Theodore Drapanas Memorial Lectureship Visiting Professor and Chair: Robert V. Rege MD (UTSouthWestern Dallas TX Department of Surgery) Clinical Case Conference Topic: Hiatal Hernia Grand Rounds Buffalo, NY 2011
    R. Parikh
  • May 2011 Results of Rhomboid Excision with Limberg Flap Coverage in Pediatric Pilonidal Disease Oral presentation 16th International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) Vancouver BC, 2011
    R. Parikh, S. Yamout, M. Caty, P. Glick
  • May 2011 “Management of Pilonidal Disease in Adolescents; Rhomboid excision with Limberg flap versus excision with Primary closure versus Healing by secondary intent; Which is better Research Day SUNY Buffalo Department of Surgery
    R. Parikh, S. Yamout, M. Caty, P. Glick
  • Oct. 2010 “Management of Pilonidal Disease in Adolescents; Rhomboid excision with Limberg flap versus excision with Primary closure versus Healing by secondary intent; Which is better? American College of Surgeons, Western New York Chapter, Buffalo, NY 2011
    R. Parikh, S. Yamout, M. Caty, P. Glick
  • May 2009 Clinical Efficacy of Techniques in the Transection of Major Vessels in Laparoscopic Colon Resection International College of Surgeons 41st North American Federation Congress Montreal, Canada 2009
    B. Attuwaybi, R. Parikh, A. Singh, J. Visco, J. Leberer, M. Cywinski, G. Barrios, B. Butler
  • May 2009 Comparison of Different Techniques in the Transection of Major Vessels in Laparoscopic Colon Resection 4th Annual Poster Symposium Medical Society of the State of New York Rochester, NY 2009
    R. Parikh, B. Attuwaybi, A. Singh, B. Butler
  • Sept 2008 Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Colectomy: Analysis of 208 Cases. A Single Surgeon’s Experience 71st Annual Colon and Rectal Surgery: Current Principles and Practice Minneapolis, MN 2008
    R. Parikh, B. Attuwaybi, B. Butler
  • June 2008 Effect of Vitamin D Levels on Calcium, PTH, and other Clinical Parameters in Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH
    R. Hwang, J. Mitchell, A. Greene, R. Parikh, G. Barbosa, E. Berber, A. Siperstein, M. Milas
  • May 2008 Endocrine Society San Francisco, CA 2008 Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Colectomy: Analysis of 208 Cases. A Single Surgeon’s Experience SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo NY 11th Annual Research Scholarly Exchange Day 2008
    R. Parikh, B. Attuwaybi, B. Butler
  • May 2008 The Importance of Evaluating Bone Density in Men with Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Evolving Screening Trends and Postoperative Outcome Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH Cleveland Surgical Society 2008
    A.Greene, N. Ballem, R. Parikh, E. Berber, A. Siperstein, M. Milas
  • October 2007 Techniques in Head and Neck Ultrasound for Endocrine Diseases N. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic OH American College of Surgeons Video Session Available through the ACS Educational Video Library
    N. Ballem, R. Parikh, E. Berber, M. Milas, A. Siperstein
  • October 2007 Osteoporosis in Men: Novel Trends Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH Cleveland Clinic Research Symposium
    N. Ballem, R. Parikh, E. Berber, A. Siperstein, M. Milas
  • June 2007 The Importance of Recognizing Osteoporosis and Hyperparathyroidism in Men Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic OH Endocrine Society Toronto Canada 2007
    N. Ballem, R. Parikh, E. Berber, A. Siperstein, M. Milas
  • May 2007 Why Localizing Sudies Fail: Analysis of 1000 Patients Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic OH American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Tucson, Arizona 2007
    R. Parikh, N. Ballem, E. Berber, M. Milas, A. Siperstein
  • April 2007 Laparoscopic Versus Open Ventral Hernia repair: 5 yr Recurrence Rates, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH SAGES Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
    N. Ballem. R. Parikh, E. Berber, A. Siperstein
  • April 2007 Survival after Radiofrequency Ablation of Colorectal Liver Metastases: 10 yr Experience Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH American Surgical Association (ASA) 2007
    A. Sipersten, E. Berber, N. Ballem, R. Parikh
  • May 2006 Hyperparathyroidism in the Setting of Normal Parathyroid Hormone Levels Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH American Association of Endocrine Surgeons New York
    R. Parikh, P. Mazzaglia, A. Siperstein, M. Milas

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