Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA, has dedicated his life to empowering healthcare professionals around the globe and handing them the tools necessary for success. Dr. Parekh has implemented multiple outlets for his colleagues and for future healthcare professionals to cultivate education, medical research, and procedural advancements.
After experiencing an extensive education, along with a one-year Healthcare Entrepreneurship Fellowship at the Wharton School of Business, Dr. Parekh established the “Business of Orthopaedics” conference; the first of its kind in the United States. The conference is an academic course that provides business education to future physicians and healthcare professionals. The conference discusses a wide span topics; including practice management, product development and entrepreneurship, personal financial management, and leadership and negotiations.
In the year 2010, Dr. Parekh and his wife organized and founded the Indo-US Foot and Ankle Meeting, which is held every January in India. The meeting includes an international faculty who operate on impoverished patients in India, while simultaneously teaching over one hundred Indian orthopaedic surgeons about the best practices and novel techniques for the care of foot and ankle patients.
With the humanitarian mission to give back to his field of expertise, Dr. Parekh and his wife also formed the Research Triangle Park Orthopaedic Society (RTPOS). The RTPOS functions to foster education and camaraderie amongst practicing orthopaedic surgeons in the community, residents in training, and the fellows at Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest. RTPOS hosts key opinion leaders who are invited on a monthly basis to teach orthopaedic surgeons in the RTP area about the latest trends and treatments in orthopaedic surgery.
All of this has been made possible due to the ideals and values of his parents, Gunvant and Bharati Parekh, who were also great believers in education, hard work, and discipline. In great honor of them, Dr. Parekh is a Co-Founder of The Parekh Family Foundation; alongside his sister, Zankhna Parekh. The Parekh Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation, which functions to improve the quality of life for individuals globally; supporting education, research, and missionary medical aid to those who need healthcare within the United States and abroad.
To learn more about The Parekh Family Foundation and improve the quality of life for patients around the world, please visit parekhfamilyfoundation.org.