Becker’s Orthopedic Review sits down with Dr. Selene Parekh
Becker’s Orthopedic Review sits down in a Q&A with Dr. Parekh to discuss how he established a non-profit organization to bring together foot and ankle surgeons in India, how orthopedic surgeons can become involved in international charity care and the next generation of ankle replacement.
Foot and Ankle Surgery & Establishing an Orthopedic Non-Profit Organization: Q&A With Dr. Selene Parekh of Duke University
Written by Carrie Pallardy | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:54
Selene Parekh, MD, MBA, is an associate professor of orthopedics at Duke University in Durham, N.C. Dr. Parekh practices at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic with Duke Orthopaedics. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He earned his medical degree from Boston University. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Here he discusses how he established a non-profit organization that brings together foot and ankle surgeons in India, how orthopedic surgeons can become involved in international charity care and the next generation of ankle replacement.
Q: What attracted you to the field of orthopedics?
Dr. Selene Parekh: Growing up, I had a passion for sports and surgery. I played competitive sports throughout my childhood and teenage years. In college, I began to look for a surgical specialty that would allow me to pursue these two interests. Orthopaedic surgery was a perfect fit. As I began to learn and experience specialties within orthopedics, I realized that foot and ankle surgery allows for a large breadth of clinical cases, from ankle to toes to ankle replacement, from tendon work to arthroscopy and sports cases.