Dr. Anjali S. Parekh is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in the treatment of medical and surgical glaucoma and uveitis. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Glaucoma Society, The American Uveitis Society, and Women In Ophthalmology.
She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan majoring in Biology and English. She went on to earn her medical degree from Chicago Medical School. During this time, Dr. Parekh excelled and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and was awarded the Chicago Medical School Board of Trustees Scholarship for Academic Achievement in Clinical Training and the American Society for Clinical Pathology Award for Academic Excellence.
Dr. Parekh completed her residency at the Shiley Eye Center and her glaucoma fellowship at the Hamilton Glaucoma Center at the University of California San Diego. She then went on to complete a second fellowship at Northwestern University in uveitis. Due to her diverse training, Dr. Parekh is capable of caring for a unique group of patients, and a wide variety of complex eye disease. Worldwide, only 2 other ophthalmologists have specializations in both glaucoma and uveitis.
Dr. Parekh performs a variety of procedures including cataract extraction, glaucoma laser procedures, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, as well as traditional glaucoma surgery such as glaucoma drainage device placement and trabeculectomy. She has co-authored several publications to date in multiple peer reviewed ophthalmology journals. Moreover, she has lectured and presented her clinical research at the American Glaucoma Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meetings. Dr. Parekh has been a subinvestigator in a number of clinical trials to help her patients receive the latest treatments over the last several years.
Dr. Parekh is married and has one child. She enjoys traveling, cooking, yoga, and running.
"I made the decision to pursue ophthalmology at an early age, as I had a family member with a significant visual disability. I was able to see first hand, how difficult and challenging life can be with visual compromise. Over the years, I have used my personal experience to dedicate myself to becoming a well versed and compassionate physician. I feel I can personally relate to my patients struggles and offer care in a unique fashion. I truly cherish the lasting relationships that can develop between a patient and a physician. I look forward to the opportunity to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide exceptional care to you."