Company: Playa Vista Women’s Health
Location: Playa Vista, California, United States
Dr. Gene Parks, Physician at Playa Vista Women’s Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in obstetrics and gynecology.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater in 1968, Dr. Parks continued his education with a medical doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Norman, in 1972. He thereupon served an internship with the San Bernardino County Medical Center, California in 1973 and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology with Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in 1976.
Dr. Parks provided superior care in private practice in obstetrics and gynecology from 1976 to 2017 and is currently affiliated with Playa Vista Women’s Health and Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. He has authored numerous learned works in his field that include “Macrosomia: A Proposed Indication for Primary Cesarean Delivery,” published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a chapter on genital herpes in the textbook, “Current Clinical Practice: Sexually Transmitted Diseases,” and articles regarding vulvar lichen sclerosis, HPV infections, gonorrhea, vaginal yeast infections, endometriosis, choriocarcinoma, and water intoxication. His professional memberships include the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
During his career Dr. Parks has received numerous honors that include an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA Westwood; Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA Harbor General; commendations from the LA County Board of Supervisors; California State Senate and California State Assembly. He was the first recipient of an award named for him, the Gene Parks Community Service Award, from Westside Family Health Center in 2002.
Dr. Parks owes his success to outstanding elderly sponsors and mentors, who were of enormous help to his career. He considers his research work on macrosomia, which was published in The Green Journal published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as his most notable achievement. It has since been adopted as a standard of care in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. In the coming years, Dr. Parks intends to wind down his professional career and enjoy a well-deserved retirement.
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