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About Dr. Parekh


Selene Parekh, M.D. (also known as the “Fantasy Doctor) is an orthopaedic surgeon and foremost expert on sports injuries who’s fast becoming the go-to expert for the multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry. His data-driven insights and medical expertise make for powerfully accurate predictions of how anything from common sprains to devastating season-ending injuries will affect players’ careers and the success of millions of fantasy teams.

Fantasy sports for Parekh is far more than a hobby: He authored and published two foundational research papers using Fantasy football data to track the epidemiology and outcomes of tendon and ligament ruptures in the NFL.

Dr. Parekh joined the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics in 2009, where he is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to his tenure at Duke, Dr. Parekh was a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University of North Carolina (UNC). While there, he was integrally involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. Furthermore, he served as the foot and ankle consultant to the Athletic Department, treating many of the well-known UNC athletes. In his current practice, he continues to treat competitive athletes of all levels.

A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Parekh completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the direction of some of the leading global authorities at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Fantasy Doctor is an avid runner and has completed the Boston Marathon, and in his former life as a high school athletic star, was offered football scholarships from several Ivy League schools and was the recipient of the Brian Piccolo Award. Dr. Parekh is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of three kids.

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Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009


2014 Boston University, Boston, MA
BA, Medical Sciences, Classical Civilization

2014 Boston University Graduate School of Management, Boston, MA
MBA, Healthcare Management

2014 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Internship 2014 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Surgical Internship

2014 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

2014 American Othopaedic Association, Asheville, NC
Leadership Fellow 2007

2014 Pennsylvania Hospital , Philadelphia, PA
Fellow of Foot and Ankle Surgery

2014 Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PAn
Fellowship in Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Hospital & Academic Affiliations

Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC
Fuqua Duke Business School | Durham, NC
Kenan-Flagler Business School | Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina School of Medicine | Chapel Hill, NC

National Society Memberships
American Medical Association

State Society Memberships
North Carolina Medical Society
North Carolina Orthopaedic Society

Specialty Society Memberships
Academic Orthopaedic Society
American Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Orthopaedic Research Society

Additional Society Memberships
Research Triangle Park Orthopaedic Society


  • 2005 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting – Ranawat Award
  • 2002 Clinical Orthopaedic Society Wyeth Resident Paper Award Winner of the Resident Clinical Orthopaedic Paper Competition
  • 2002 American Association of the Physicians of Indian Origin Most Distinguished Resident Award
  • 2001 Medtronic Spine+Science+Management Conference – 2nd Place Resident Research Award
  • 2000 Medscape.com 1st Place Orthopaedic Resident Research Award


Anatomical: Foot and Ankle, Knee

Treatment: Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Osteoporosis, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Bunions, Flat foot, Total ankle replacement

Research and Clincal Interests: Emerging technologies, Product development, Education of residents in the business of orthopaedics, Foot and ankle sports disorders, Hallux valgus/bunion treatments, Foot and ankle joint replacement, Foot and ankle arthroscopy, Achilles tendon disorders, Posterior tibial tendon disorders, Complex foot and ankle reconstructions


  • N.C. Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Durham Regional Hospital
  • Davis Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Duke Hospital North
  • Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center

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