Swati J. Parekh, MD, FAAO, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist, co-founder of EyeCare Consultants of NJ (ECC-NJ) and is Chairwoman of the Ophthalmology Department at St. Joseph’s Health, NJ. She is a board-certified ophthalmic surgeon and, formerly served as Vice-Chairwoman of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, NJ. Swati has been practicing Comprehensive & Surgical Ophthalmology for nearly two decades at the hospital as well as in private practice at the former Brar-Parekh Eye Associates; she also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the New York Medical College, NY. Dr. Parekh is an honors graduate from the combined-medical program at Boston University/UMDNJ and a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine Ophthalmology Residency Program where she trained at leading institutions including Boston City Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Boston. Her interests include comprehensive & surgical ophthalmology, women’s eye issues, population health, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and ocular surface. She is the proud mother of three kids and, Hera, their dog! In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, art, motherhood, and reading.