012Surgery Parker SurgOnc

Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Patient Experience
Co-Director, UAB Women in Surgery Program

Areas of Interest
breast cancer, tumor biology, outcomes research

Biography

Catherine Parker is a breast surgical oncologist at the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is a member of the UAB Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic.

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 Comprehensive Cancer Center 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.

Certifications

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

Education

Medical School
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Residency
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
General Surgery

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

Contact

Campus Address
FOT 1153

Phone
205-934-3065

E-mail
parkerc@uab.edu