Dr. Himanshu Parikh was born in India. He received his BS in Microbiology and MS in Biophysics from the Cancer Research Institute, Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biochemistry from Wayne State University, and completed his postdoctoral studies in Neuropharmacology at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Before starting medical school and residency he pursued his passion for supporting the development of new drugs for hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia and hematological malignancy. He has also served as a chair for numerous projects and mentored/coached MSL teams and served in leadership positions. Most recently he worked as a medical science liaison in Oncology in Lubbock, Texas. After graduating and waiting for his residency, he worked for a year at a free clinic serving indigent and underserved patients population in Lubbock. This experience helped him appreciate every level of teamwork that goes into providing excellent primary care. Dr. Parikh’s professional interests include global health and care focused on urgent care medicine, patient education and access to care for a population that might otherwise only be able to utilize the emergency room for routine care in the United States. His personal interests include traveling, tennis, swimming, photography, hiking as well as spending time with his family.