Ravi B. Parikh, MD, MPP, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Physician at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center

Ravi B. Parikh, MD, MPP, FACP, is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and a medical oncologist at the University of Pennsylvania and Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center. He is an associate director and director of the Program in Augmented and Artificial Intelligence at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation (PC3I) at the Abramson Cancer Center. In addition, he serves as director of the Human-Algorithm Collaboration Lab, a multi-disciplinary laboratory focusing on developing and testing AI-driven clinical decision support interventions in health care. 

Dr. Parikh’s work broadly focuses on improving care delivery for serious illnesses such as cancer. His work has specifically addressed areas including palliative and supportive care, cancer survivorship, alternative payment models, and risk-adjustment. Dr. Parikh’s work increasingly applies machine learning methods to longitudinal electronic health record data, patient-generated data, and data on social determinants of health to develop precision care solutions for patients with serious illness. Additionally, he has a robust portfolio in emerging topics in health care AI including algorithmic bias, human–machine collaboration, and AI regulation and policy. His work has been published in numerous leading journals, including Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Journal of the American Medical Association. He serves on the board of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) and advises for-profit and non-profit organizations on these areas. Prior to his career in medicine, Dr. Parikh worked on accountable care organization implementation in the Massachusetts State House; his recommendations earned commendation from the Massachusetts Speaker of the House and were incorporated into landmark payment reform legislation passed in 2012.  

Dr. Parikh completed his MD at Harvard Medical School, Master of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award, and the American College of Physicians Joseph E. Johnson Award.