Our investigators

Principal investigator

Naval G. Parikh, JD, MD 

Graduated from the University of South Carolina with Dean’s Honors then earned his Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School. Dr. Parikh continued his ambitious pursuit of knowledge with a 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 as well as the Florida Medical Association.

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 is published in the Journal of Molecular Medicine with an article on therole folate replacement and supplementation and its course 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.