Purvi Parikh, MD, FACAAI, FACP is an allergist and immunologist with Allergy and Asthma Associates in Murray Hill. She is currently an Assistant Faculty Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. Dr Parikh has published articles on allergy, asthma and immunodeficiency syndromes in various peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.
She is a champion and spokesperson for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot @ Life vaccination initiative and has visited Zambia on their behalf. She recently participated in a vaccine panel with Zoe Saldana and Aaron Sherinian representing Shot @ Life.
She is also a spokesperson for the Allergy and Asthma Network, the leading advocacy group for patients and their families who suffer from life-threatening allergic and immunological diseases. She frequently makes appearances as a medical expert on their behalf on NBC, FOX, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC and CBS. She is also a regular contributor to numerous print magazines and other publications.
She has been passionate about health policy since she was a medical student and serves on the committees of the American Medical Association and the board of directors of the Advocacy Council of the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. She travels to Washington, DC several times a year to influence policy, testify before government, and advocate for her patients.
During the pandemic, in addition to caring for patients, she is a researcher / investigator in three (Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Sanofi) COVID-19 vaccine trials at the NYU Langone Health vaccination center. It is also part of the MOMI-VAX trial which studies the safety of vaccines in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and their babies. She is also now involved in long-term COVID research. Since the early days of the pandemic, Dr Parikh has given his daily time to tirelessly fight disinformation at the local level through community organizations, in local and national media, social media and alongside government officials such as the surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murty, immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the US Department of Health and Human Services.
She was the youngest president of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society in 2018. She was recently named to the inaugural 40-under-40 class at Emory University, where they chose outstanding young graduates in their 20s. and 30 of all of Emory’s graduate and undergraduate programs. She was recently awarded the American Association of Indian-Descent’s Most Distinguished Young Physician Award for 2020-2021 for her work in vaccine research and on the front lines of the global pandemic. She also received the Dr. IA Modi Award in the Young Physician category for achieving excellence in medicine in February 2021 by the World Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, dancing (she was a competitive dancer) and spending time with family, friends and husband, interventional cardiologist, Dr. Dan Inder Sraow, in New York City. and in Chandler, Arizona where they split their time.