Medical Team

Shailesh S. Parikh, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Shailesh Parikh specializes in the care and treatment of individuals with stroke, amputation, orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions and neurological disorders. He also focuses on sport- and work-related injuries, gait dysfunction and pain management.

Dr. Parikh, who began his career as an orthopedic surgeon in India and England, added to his medical expertise by completing a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York, where he served as chief resident in 1987. He received his board certification in this specialty in 1990.

Since joining the Kessler Institute in 1990, Dr. Parikh has focused his attention primarily on orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, amputee rehabilitation, electromyography, neck and back pain, and acupuncture for pain management. He is involved with both inpatient and outpatient services at Kessler's Saddle Brook campus.

Dr. Parikh is actively involved in various research projects on back pain and associated disorders, orthopedic rehabilitation, nerve block and spasticity, electromyography, and balance and vestibular rehabilitation.

He has written numerous articles and abstracts for peer-reviewed publications and wrote a chapter on "Vestibular Rehabilitation" for the textbook, Rehabilitation Medicine Principles and Practice in 1998. He also serves on the faculty of the New Jersey Medical School.

He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


  • Amputee Rehabilitation Program
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Stroke

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Clinical Chief of Outpatient Services, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation - Saddle Brookcampus
Assistant Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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Shailesh S. Parikh, M.D., M.S.

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation


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