Laura I. Parikh, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., graduated from The George Washington University summa cum laude and earned her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. She trained in the Washington, DC area, completing residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and then fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.
In 2014, she won the Peterson Award, bestowed by Medstar Washington Hospital Center, for her outstanding dedication and accomplishment in teaching in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. That same year, she also won an award given jointly by Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital for her performance in maternal-fetal medicine. Dr. Parikh has published research in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, and the American Journal of Perinatology. Topics of her research have ranged from optimizing prenatal care for diabetic women to studying racial disparities in maternal and neonatal outcomes in HIV-1 positive mothers. Her volunteer experience includes providing physicals for clinic patients in Antigua and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.