Arpan Parikh MD, MBA

Senior Director of Clinical Experience - Roman Health

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Board certified physician specializing in psychiatry and addiction medicine, with clinical interests in treating substance use disorders and young adults/professionals as well as medical trainee wellness and resilience. Wharton MBA (WG ‘20) with Major in Healthcare Management focused on healthcare strategy, program design, and implementation utilizing a data-driven approach. Currently at Roman Health, as the Senior Director of Clinical Experience over the RoMind (behavioral health) product. Previously at CareMore Health as the National Director of Behavioral Health, and Los Angeles/Orange County lead Psychiatrist, working at the intersection of primary care and psychiatry to enable high-quality, timely, and efficient psychiatric care delivery at the population level. Also founder of Arpan Parikh MD Inc, a fully virtual concierge private psychiatry practice caring for patients across multiple states.

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Behavioral Health
Addiction
Substance use disorder
Psychiatry
Value-Based Care
Integrated primary care
Physician
Healthcare management
Digital health
Work experience

Aug 2021 - Present

Roman Health

Senior Director of Clinical Experience

May 2021 - Present

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

Mar 2021 - Present

Arpan Parikh MD Inc

President | Psychiatrist

Founder and President of Arpan Parikh MD Inc, a fully virtual concierge private psychiatric practice based in Los Angeles, CA providing high-quality, convenient, and evidence-based care to patients across California and New York.

Jul 2020 - Present

CareMore Health

Psychiatrist - Los Angeles/Orange County

- Hybrid clinical and strategic/operational leader for behavioral health in the Los Angeles/Orange County market, CareMore's largest and most established market nationally - Responsible for leading team of Advanced Practice Clinicians as well as Psychotherapists in the market - Strategic partner with Chief Medical Officer - West to identify and implement new market-level programs and workflows to improve care delivery - Clinical care of psychiatric patients with a special focus on those with dual diagnoses (substance use disorder + serious psychiatric illness), diagnostic uncertainty, and medication non-response

Mar 2021 - Aug 2021

CareMore Health

National Director of Behavioral Health

Jul 2020 - Mar 2021

CareMore Health

Behavioral Health Regional Lead - West

- Operational leader across CareMore's West region, responsible for monitoring efficiency and quality of behavioral healthcare delivery across California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado - Strategic partner with Chief Behavioral Health Officer to identify and implement new regional and national-level programs and workflows to improve care delivery - Responsible for utilization review and management across the West region, driving increased collaboration and coordination between outpatient clinicians and inpatient teams - Behavioral Health Data subject matter expert

Aug 2019 - Jul 2020

CareMore Health

Physician Consultant

Part-time consultant with CareMore during 2nd year at Wharton, working closely with Chief Behavioral Health Officer and Behavioral Health leaders across the organization on a variety of strategic projects, including: - Reviewing and redefining behavioral health reporting metrics and data dashboards to accurately capture the behavioral health patient population and identify psychiatric and medical utilization trends - Completing market deep dive to identify trends driving acute hospital and emergency room use amongst behavioral health patients, and collaborating on plan to improve coordination between medical and behavioral health teams - Developing a standardized clinical interview tool to assess competency amongst psychotherapy teams and drive educational programming - Collaborating with pharmacy teams to begin data-driven review of benzodiazepine prescribing trends amongst both employed and contracted behavioral health and physical health clinicians, to drive educational programming and policy changes

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Jul 2017 - Jul 2020

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Assistant Professor

- Clinical Track; Department of Psychiatry. Selected to serve as one of eleven Wellness Champions and awarded IRB approval as Principal Investigator for project studying wellness, resilience, and burn-out across ~2400 trainee physicians in the Mount Sinai Health System. - Moonlighter on acute inpatient psychiatric units across two Mount Sinai hospitals, caring for patients with severe psychiatric illness and substance use disorders

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

CareMore Health

MBA Summer Intern

Served as a clinical and operational consultant working with CareMore leadership in both NYC and LA offices. Developed a comprehensive, cross-functional substance use disorder clinical workflow, optimized for three diverse markets across the nation and served to streamline and operationalize the identification and treatment of patients with substance use disorders. Revised comprehensive psychiatric medication guidelines for primary care and behavioral health teams, which will be published and distributed to all clinical staff.

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018

Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Medical Director - Addiction Institute

Supervised 12-member cross-functional treatment team, including psychotherapists, occupational therapist, and staff; provided clinical expertise and facilitated an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. Fostered strong relationships with clinics across the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), resulting in seamless sharing of patient information and collaboration between specialist teams to develop optimal psychiatric and medical treatment plans. Revamped and instituted new referral and screening process for treatment providers both within and outside MSHS; improved incoming patient health by providing appropriate levels of care with increased efficiency.

Mar 2017 - Oct 2017

John Jay College (CUNY)

Psychiatrist

Consulting psychiatrist at Wellness Center providing psychiatric services to students enrolled at the college.

Sep 2016 - Jun 2017

Realization Center New York City

Psychiatrist

Moonlighter. Consulting psychiatrist in outpatient substance use disorder treatment clinic.

Jul 2013 - Jun 2017

Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Psychiatry Resident

Department of Psychiatry, adult residency training program. Educator track, award for 'Resident as a Teacher' AY 2016-2017. Internal moonlighter on detox/rehab unit.

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Jun 2016 - Dec 2016

Fordham University

Psychiatrist

Staff psychiatrist at Counseling and Psychological Services providing psychiatric services to students enrolled at the University.

Mar 2009 - Sep 2010

The Brain Report

Assistant Editor

Mar 2009 - Jun 2009

Office of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland

Intern

Intern in the Office of the Governor of the State of Ohio. 30-40 hours/week. Worked in Boards and Commissions Division (appointing members to state boards and commissions, and public university boards of trustees) and Policy Division (on state response to H1N1 flu pandemic).

Education

2018 - 2020

The Wharton School

Master of Business Administration - MBA, Healthcare Management

2009 - 2013

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine

2006 - 2010

The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology, General

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