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Swati Parekh, MD, FAAO

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Dr. Swati Parekh

Swati J. Parekh, MD, FAAO, is a highly skilled and well-rounded ophthalmologist who co-founded EyeCare Consultants of NJ (ECC-NJ) with her husband, Dr. Jai G. Parekh. She serves as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at St. Joseph’s Health System in NJ since 2015; and has also been honored as one of the “Best Doctors of NJ” for multiple years, including 2019-2023.

A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Swati has decades of experience in comprehensive and surgical ophthalmology. She is a proud alumna of the 7-year combined medical program at Boston University and New Jersey Medical School, where she graduated with honors. She further honed her skills through her residency and chief year at the Boston University School of Medicine, where she trained at renowned institutions such as Boston City Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Boston, and the Boston VA Medical Center. As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Medical College, Dr. Swati is dedicated to training medical students and residents in a variety of specialties, including primary care and emergency medicine. Her areas of expertise include women’s eye health, population health, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ocular surface, and minimal interventional glaucoma and cataract surgery.

Patient-care with full education throughout the journey is a top focus for Dr. Swati. Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish, Dr. Swati has been recognized with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in Ophthalmology from Women in Ophthalmology (WIO). When she’s not providing expert eye care, she enjoys spending time with her three children and two dogs.