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Douglas C Parker, MD

Surgical Pathology

Associate Professor
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Other Appointments/Positions

Assistant Professor Pathology and Dermatology, Emory Univeristy School of Medicine

Pathology Division(s):
Anatomic Pathology

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D.D.S.   University Of Missouri/Kansas City School of Dentistry, 1979 - 1983
  Residency in Periodontology; Louisiana State Unversity School of Dentistry, 1989 - 1991
  Residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pthology; Emory Unversity School of Medicine, Division of Oral and Maxollofacial Pathology, 1992 - 1995
M.D.   Emory Univeristy School of Medicine, 1995 - 1999
  Felowship in Surgical Pathology, 2001 - 2002
  Residency in Anatomic Pathology; Emory University, 1999 - 2002
  Fellowship in Dermatopathology; Emory University School of Medicine, 2002 - 2003
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Research Interests:

- Melanocytic neoplasms, melanoma; unusual variants of melanoma including desmoplastic melanoma; sentinel lymph nodes in melanoma. My primary research focus is melanocytic neoplasms, with emphasis on unusual variants of melanocytic nevi and melanoma including desmoplastic melanoma. In addition, I am involved in clinical, histopathologic and immunohistochemical studies aimed at further delineating the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma and melanocytic neoplasms of uncertain biologic potential.

Clinical Focus:

My primary clinical duties involve the histopathologic interpretation and diagnosis of skin lesions at both Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital. I also spend a portion of my clinical time involved in the diagnosis of surgical pathology specimens. In addition to diagnostic pathology responsibilities, I am extensively involved in the teaching of dermatology residents, pathology residents and medical students. I serve as assistant course director for the second year medical student pathology course.

Honors / Awards:

  • Outstanding Teacher In Dermatology, 2005-2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1995

Specialty Boards:

  • Anatomic Pathology American Board of Pathology
  • Dermatopathology American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology

Selected/Most Recent Publications:

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Published and Accepted Research Articles -

  • Parker SRS, Parker DC, McCall CO. Eosinophilic folliculitis in human immunodeficiency virus infected women-a case series and review. American journal of Clinical dermatology
  • Bhalla R, Tadros T, Parker DC. Salivary duct carcinoma metastatic to an inguinal lymph node. A case report of salivary duct carcinoma with distant metastasis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration. Diagnostic Cytopathology, 2005.
  • Parker DC, Folpe AL, Bell JB, Oliva E, Young RH, Cohen C, Amin MB. Potential utility of uroplakin III, thrombomodulin, high moecular weight cytokeratin and cytokeratin 20 in non-invasive, invasive and metastatic (transitional cell) carcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol 27:1, 2003
  • Parker DC, Solomon AR. Revised staging system for cutaneous melanoma: implications for pathologist and dermatopthologists. Adv Anat Pathol 10:238-240, 2003
  • Muller S, Parker DC, Kapadia SB, Budnick SD, Barnes EL. Ameloblastic fibrosarcoma of the jaws. A clinicopathologic and DNA analysis of five cases and review of the literature with discussion of its relationship to ameloblastic fibroma. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 79:469, 1995

Book Chapters -

  • Parker DC, et al. Dermatologic diseases of the male genitalia: malignant. Urology section, emedicine, 2006
  • Parker DC, et al. Dermatologic diseases of the male genitalia: non-malignant. Urology section, emedicine.
  • Parker DC, Howard AK, Solomon AR. Disorders of Cutaneous Appendages, chapter 10, in Textbook of Dermatopathology, Barnhill RL, Second edition, McGraw Hill 2004
  • Parker DC, Howard AK, Solomon AR. Non-neoplastic Skin Diseases. chapter 1, in Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, S. Sternberg editor, fourth edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2004