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About Justin Parekh, MD

Justin Parekh, MD, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in transplantation of the liver, kidney and pancreas, as well as hepatobiliary (liver and gall bladder) surgery. He also has expertise in treating liver tumors, hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhosis and end-stage renal disease.

His research focuses on surgical outcomes after transplantation. He is developing and introducing a national platform that will allow transplant programs to track outcomes beyond basic patient and graft survival.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Parekh was assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He also served as director of kidney transplant at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Parekh completed a fellowship in abdominal transplant at UC San Francisco, where he also did his residency in general surgery. He earned his medical degree from UCSF School of Medicine and is board certified in surgery.

Dr. Parekh is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Center for Transplantation and Surgical Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Residency

  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Master's Degree

  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Abdominal Transplantation
  • Liver Tumors
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Scarring of the Liver (Cirrhosis)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted