012Surgery Parker SurgOnc

Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Patient Experience
Chief, Section of Breast Surgery
Program Director, UAB Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Areas of Interest
breast cancer, tumor biology, outcomes research


Dr. Parker is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist with primary research interests in prevention and risk assessment of breast cancer, as well as breast cancer tumor biology and impact on treatment outcomes. She is an associate scientist with the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and the Minority Health and Research Center.

Dr. Parker received her M.D. degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2008. She completed a residency in General Surgery also at the Louisiana State University in 2013. After surgical residency, she completed a Fellowship in Breast Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Since entering academic practice in July 2014, she has been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents on a daily basis.


American Board of Surgery (2014)

Selected Publications

Parker CC, Kim RH, Li BD, Chu QD. The chemokine receptor CXCR4 as a novel independent prognostic marker for node-positive breast cancer patients. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Sep 15;106(4):393-8. doi: 10.1002/jso.23113. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PubMed

Parker CC, Ampil F, Burton G, Li BD, Chu QD. Is breast conservation therapy a viable option for patients with triple-receptor negative breast cancer? Surgery. 2010 Aug;148(2):386-91. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2010.05.018. Epub 2010 Jul 1. PubMed


Medical School
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
General Surgery

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Breast Surgical Oncology


Campus Address
BDB 512

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