Tejal M. Parikh, MD

Assistant Dean, Admissions
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
Physician, Campus Health Service

Tejal M. Parikh, MD completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1993. She subsequently joined the Department of Family Medicine as faculty. In 1994 she completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in Family and Community Medicine which launched her career in teaching. Since her residency she has devoted her academic career to medical education while continuing to maintain an active clinical practice.  Dr. Parikh is Director of Life Cycle, a second year required block for medical students at UA College of Medicine. She is also a mentor for the Societies Program in the Doctor and Patient course. She has been active in the UA College of Medicine’s admission process since 2002 as an applicant interviewer. After serving on the UA COM Admissions Committee for two three-year terms, she was appointed Assistant Dean of Admissions at the UA College of Medicine in 2015.

Research Interests: 

Medical Education Medical Student Wellness Women’s Health Tobacco Cessation

  • MD: University of Miami School of Medicine, 1990
Honors and Awards
  • Voted in "Best Doctors in America," 2008-2016
  • AMES Scholar, University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, 2015
  • AMES Grants for Medical Education Research, UA COM – Tucson, 2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UA Department of Family and Community Medicine, 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement in Teaching by a Block, Year II: Life Cycle, UA COM – Tucson, 2014-2015
  • Outstanding Teacher in a Block: Year II, UA COM – Tucson, 2014
  • Program of Excellence Award for Family Medicine Interest Group, UA COM – Tucson, 2012-2014
  • Annual Silver Award for Rural Faculty Development, US Distance Learning Association, 2007
  • Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Innovations in Medical Education Grants Award, UA COM – Tucson, 1995
  • Resident Teacher Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 1993
  • Chief Resident, UA Department of Family Medicine, 1992-1993
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Family and Community Medicine, 1990-1993
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Family and Community Medicine, 1990-1991
  • University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Family and Community Medicine, Faculty Development, 1993-1994
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine