Chairman, Care Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) Hospital, Ahmedabad
Dr. Keyur Parikh is notably amongst one of the best known doctors in Gujarat, as well as India, and Chairman of Care Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) Hospital in Ahmedabad, India. He has been one of the few to receive twice IMA, Indian Medical Association Dr. K. Sharan Cardiology Excellence Award for the year 2010-2011 and again 2013-2014 for being among the best cardiologists in India. He is the only Indian residing in India to receive the International Service Award from American College of Cardiology, USA and other awards such as Glory of Gujarat Award, and the AAPI award for Global Leadership in Healthcare from Shri Narendra Modi, erstwhile Chief Minister of Gujarat and now, the Prime Minister of India.
Dr. Keyur Parikh has also developed several mobile applications that work on Android, IOS and Windows Phone to encourage patient education, health information as well as to help the community at large understand the importance of early diagnosis of heart disease, and the importance of being pro-active to take care of their health. All of his mobile applications are available free of cost to download on any smart device around the world.
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