Governing Board Position: Chair, Government Relations Committee
Governing Board Period: April, 2018 to April, 2019
Parag D. Parekh, MD, MPA, is the founder of ClearView Eye Consultants in Central, Pennsylvania. He previously practiced in Massachusetts, with offices in Boston and Cape Cod. He also held clinical appointments at the Harvard/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Tufts/New England Eye Center.
Dr. Parekh has performed significant clinical research, and has written numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters. He has also won numerous awards including the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute W. Richard Green Teaching Award, the American Medical Association Foundation’s Leadership Award, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award.
Dr. Parekh earned his college degree from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA). He was then awarded the Kennedy Fellowship to attend Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (Cambridge, MA), where he earned a Master’s degree studying U.S. Health Policy, Economics, and Management. Dr. Parekh completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute (Baltimore, MD). He then specialized in cataract surgery, LASIK, cornea surgery and glaucoma surgery during his fellowship with Minnesota Eye Consultants in Minneapolis, Minnesota.