Dr. Purvish Parikh

Director of Precision Oncology and Research at Asian Institute of Oncology at Somaiya Ayurvihar : Cancer Care


M.D., D.N.B.,  F.I.C.P., Ph.D., E.C.M.O., C.P.I.


Dr. Parikh is an expert in medical oncology and hematology. Prior to joining AmeriCares India, he served as Professor and Chief of Medical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital for 17 years, as well as Founder and Director of a nongovernmental organization, the Indian Co-operative Oncology Network. Dr. Parikh received a M.D. from Bombay University, and earned both an Ph.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Mumbai. Dr. Parikh has also received the European Certification in Medical Oncology from ESMO in Switzerland and is a Certified Physician Investigator of AAPI and ACRP, USA.  Dr. Parikh is a Member of the Indian College of Physicians and the National Board in New Delhi. serves as Vice President and Managing Director of AmeriCares India at Americares Foundation, Inc. Dr. Parikh leads AmeriCares's gift-in-kind partnerships with India-based pharmaceutical manufacturers and oversees donations to local health care programs in response to natural disasters and chronic resource constraints in poor communities. In addition, he oversees India-based logistical capabilities, providing AmeriCares with a global operational hub in India. 


  • President Molecular Oncology Society  -  – Present (10 months)Mumbai Area, India
  • Executive Director - Indian Cooperative Oncology Network - August 2014 - Present (Mumbai)Imm - Past President - SAARC Federation of Oncology - – Present (1 year 10 months)Mumbai Area, India
  • Emeritus Editor South Asian Journal of Cancer -  – Present (2 years 6 months)Mumbai Area, India  and  Indian Journal of Cancer - – Present (2 years 7 months)Mumbai Area, India
  • National Managing Committee Member Indian Cancer Society -  – Present (2 years 10 months)
  • Imm Past President - Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology - – Present (4 years 6 months)
  • Managing Director - MedIntel Services Pvt. Ltd. - – Present (6 years 2 months)Mumbai Area, India
  • Chairperson - Guidelines Committee for Lung, CML and low grade NHL - Indian Council of Medical Research - – Present (7 years 7 months)Mumbai Area, India
  • Convenor - Indian Cooperative Oncology Network ( ICON Trust) - (14 years)
  • VP and Managing Director, India - AmeriCares - (4 years 5 months)
  • Professor and Head of Medical Oncology - Tata Memorial Hospital - (17 years 1 month)


He serves as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IndiPharm, Inc.

He serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Veeda Oncology.

He has been a Research Fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Royal Marsden Hospital (London).

He also serves in a number of prominent advisory positions, including Member of Task Force on Cancer Management in India,

ICMR and Member of PAC, National Cancer Control Program, Ministry of Health for the Government of India,

Member of Palliative Care Working Group, European Society of Medical Oncology, Switzerland,

Founding Member of Task Force on Developing Countries of European Society of Medical Oncology, Switzerland,

Secretary of Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology (ISMPO) and Vice President of Indian Society of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine.

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