Our investigators

Principal investigator

Dr. Naval G. Parikh, JD, MD 
Graduated from University of South Carolina with Dean’s honors then earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University. After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, he completed his residency in internal medicine from Hofstra University in New York. Dr. Parikh is an active member of the American Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association. 

Dr. Parikh is board certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians as well as the American College of Cosmetic Physicians. 

In addition to his work Dr Parikh Site Director for NAPA Research, formerly conducted studies as a Principal investigator. His experience in research started as a research assistant with multiple academic institutions. He published a Journal if Molecular Medicine article n the roles folate replacement and supplementation may play in the treatment of depression. He also earned a second-place award for his analysis of Diabetes in St. Mathews, South Carolina, at the 13th Annual Diabetes Fall Symposium for Primary Health Care professionals. Additionally, Dr Parikh has presented Clinical Articles for journal clubs on the subjects of statin use in primary prevention and the usage of oxygen therapy in hypoxemic chronic obstructive long disease.

Sub Investigator

John Sortino, MD

After completing his Bachelors Degree at Maryville College, Dr. Sortino studied medicine at the University of Rome, Italy.  In 1987, he began practicing medicine as an ER doctor for New York Infirmary-Beekman Downtown Hospital in NYC.  His love for South Florida brought him back to his hometown of Pompano Beach.  He joined the Pompano Medical Group and began building his practice one patient at a time.   Dr. Sortino has run his own Internal Medicine practice in Boca Raton, Florida since 2006.  He's the Medical Director of the Nurse's Guild Home Health Agency and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine for Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Sortino