Alumni Spotlight

Ujas Parikh, MD, (MED’15)

Class Year 2015

Diagnostic Radiology

Current practice/Appointments
PGY-6 Fellow at UCSF

Favorite Professors at BUSM:Fond Memory of BUSM:
Multiple fond memories make up my time at BUSM– starting at the age of 17 as part of the Seven-Year Accelerated Medical Program (SMED) up until graduation day at the medical school. A few highlights: community outreach, medical school formals, ski trips, and match day. My best memories stem from taking care of patients at BUSM and being involved in the patient care journey.

I have three. I owe a great deal to these three professors who shaped my clinical years at BUSM.

Dr. Kitt Shaffer – Her lectures during medical school were engaging, unique and interactive. By bringing imaging to the medical school curriculum, Dr. Shaffer demonstrated how integral imaging is to all specialties. She made me a better educator.

Dr. Christina LeBedis— Not only did she assure us an outstanding radiology education on r

otation and at the workstation, she helped me through the residency application process in a very supportive and positive way. She made me a better mentor.

Dr. Michelle Sia – Her enthusiasm for teaching was unmatched. Most importantly, she had this incredible way of connecting with her patients. She made me a better, more empathetic doctor.

Most Recent Accomplishments:
Signing my first attending job as a faculty Radiologist at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California. I look forward to dedicating my career to caring for patients through diagnostic imaging and image-guided procedures. Additionally, I plan to pay it forward by continuing to mentor and teach residents, medical students, and high school students.

Hobbies Outside of Work:Hiking (from the beautiful redwood forests in the Bay Area to the breathtaking red rocks in Sedona), Tennis, Running, and Dancing. Newest Hobby: Golf.

Recent Publications:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Radiology Education-Strategies for Survival (JACR)

Deep Neural Networks Improve Radiologists’ Performance in Breast Cancer Screening (IEEE)