Title: Otolaryngologist, Pediatrician, Professor, Missionary
Company: University of North Carolina
Location: Clover, South Carolina, United States
David Parsons, Otolaryngologist, Pediatrician, Missionary, and Professor at the University of North Carolina, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in healthcare and medical education.
Dr. Parsons earned a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University in 1967, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, where he served in various capacities. He rose to the rank of Colonel, and served as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery before his honorable discharge in 1993. He earned an MD, with honors, from the University of Texas Medical School in 1977, and became a clinical assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 1980. In 1988, he became a clinical professor at both the University of Colorado and the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 1993, he left those positions for a position at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where he worked as a professor of surgery and pediatrics.
In 1998, Dr. Parsons became a clinical professor at the University of South Carolina, and in 1999, he became a clinical professor at the University of North Carolina. He continues to work in both capacities today. In addition to his career as a physician and medical educator, he has also worked as a Christian missionary, acting as a consultant surgeon for TIME for Christ in Cuba for over 20 years, and working in Mexico Medical Missions since 1989. For over 20 years, he has been as a member of the Christian Society of Otolaryngology and served on the board of directors for the Comcare Christian Mission for the Hearing Impaired. Dr. Parsons is a diplomate of both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Pediatrics. He has contributed over 130 articles to professional journals, chapters to books, and served as an editor for “Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America.” Over the course of his career, he has designed 46 surgical instruments for use in otolaryngological surgeries. In the coming years, Dr. Parsons and his wife plan to go on another mission to Cuba and Honduras, teaching modern surgical techniques.
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