- DDS '08
Dr. Roshan Parikh is a 2008 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Dr. Parikh recently was appointed the Head of Dentistry for Walmart Health to help develop and roll out a strategic roadmap for their dental services.
In this new role, Dr. Parikh is using his 12+ years of experience as a practicing dentist, private-equity backed healthcare provider, and DSO founder to build strategic partnerships that bridge the gap between patient care and business. He is bringing these skillsets and experiences to Walmart Health and is thrilled to work alongside a team that always puts the patient and their overall experience first, above anything else.
In addition, Dr. Parikh mentors students at the College, and endeavors to transition students and recent graduates into the world of practice—helping them focus on what the College teaches about compassionate and quality care.
He also has served as a judge at Clinic and Research Day, and has been helpful to the Office of Advancement in consulting with its members on issues pertaining to recent alumni.
Dr. Parikh was the recipient of the College’s C.A.R.E., or Connecting Alumni to Reignite and Engage, Award, in 2018. It is presented to an alumnus or alumna of the UIC College of Dentistry who graduated no more than ten years ago and who meets certain criteria such as involvement in humanitarian and philanthropic efforts; leadership in organized dentistry; promotion of access to care, alleviating disparity of care, or other public service; and accomplishments that have brought honor to the University and to the College.