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Mark S. Parker, M.D.; F.A.C.R.

Mark S. Parker

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Internal Medicine
Co-Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
Director, Thoracic Imaging Fellowship
Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program
Main Hospital, Room 3-432
Phone: (804) 828-5064
Fax: (804) 628-1132
E-mail: mark.parker@vcuhealth.org
Specialties: Thoracic Trauma/Critical Care, Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Cancer

Areas of Interest

  • Breast shielding development for female patients undergoing CT examinations to reduce absorbed ionizing radiation does.
  • Critical care and pulmonary disease.
  • CT pulmonary angiography.
  • CT thoracic aortography.
  • CT utilization.
  • High-resolution chest CT.
  • Interstitial lung disease.
  • Lung cancer staging.
  • Patient radiation dose exposure.
  • Thoracic trauma.

Projects in progress

Parker MS, Farhrner LJ , Deuell B, Olsen K, Kasirajan V, Shah K, Medina AE, Doolin K, de Groot PA. Total Artificial Heart (TAH) Implantation: Clinical Indications, Expected Post-Operative Imaging Features and Recognition of Complications. Scientific Exhibit Accepted RSNA 2012

Parker MS, Bergh C, Olsen K.  Pulmonary Function Studies for radiologists: Correlating PFT Results with Expected HRCT Findings

Mitra P, Randolph D, Parker MS, de Groot P, Mukhopadhyay N, Weiss E. Clinical and Radiographic Toxicity after Thoracic Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.

Parker MS, Olsen K, Shepherd RW, Lee H. Tracheal Neoplasms: Correlating Imaging Findings with Clinical and Bronchoscopic Findings

Research publications

  1. American College of Radiology Institute (ACRI), Continuous Profession Improvement (CPI) Chest Module; March 2012. Approved for 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 6 SAM Credits can be earned for each set of six modules. Developed in conjunction with 9 other Thoracic Radiologists across the nation.
  2. American College of Radiology Institute (ACRI), Continuous Profession Improvement (CPI) Chest Module; February 2011. Approved for 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 6 SAM Credits can be earned for each set of six modules. Developed in conjunction with 9 other Thoracic Radiologists across the nation.
  3. Abadi S, Ursani A, Meherz H, Parker MS, Paul NS. Quantitative Evaluation of Techniques that Target Dose Reduction to the Female Breast during CT Coronary Angiography. Abstract Presentation ARRS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, May 2010. Abstract submitted for publication.
  4. Parker MS. Patient Radiation Dose Reduction Strategies for CT Imaging. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology February 2010; (33) 7.
  5. Miller KB, James E, Halabi RS, Horton A, Grossman C, Parker MS. Acinetobacter Pneumonia at a Tertiary Care referral Center: Radiologic Patterns of Disease. Virginia Chapter, American College of Physicians; Presentation 23 January 2010. Abstract submitted for publication.
  6. American College of Radiology Institute (ACRI), Continuous Profession Improvement (CPI) Chest Module; Fall 2010. Approved for 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 6 SAM Credits can be earned for each set of six modules. Developed in conjunction with 11 other Thoracic Radiologists across the nation.
  7. Parker MS, Chasen MH, Paul Narinder. Radiologic Signs in Thoracic Imaging: Case-Based Review and Self-Assessment Module (SAM). AJR Integrative Imaging (AJRII) March 2009; 192: S34-S48. Approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 1.5 SAM Credits
  8. Brink JA; Bruno MA; Crowe JK; Parker MS. Chest CT Radiation Exposure Reduction PQI Template. Approved to meet part of the requirement for Part IV of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - American Board of Radiology (ABR) requirements. The AMA has approved participation is this activity for 20 category 1 CME credits.  Accessed at www.arrs.org
  9. American College of Radiology Institute (ACRI), Continuous Profession Improvement (CPI) Chest Module 72; November 2009. Approved for 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 6 SAM Credits can be earned for each set of six modules. Developed in conjunction with 11 other Thoracic Radiologists across the nation.
  10. Parker MS, Kelleher NM, Ellison E, Witten TM, Bennett S, Cockrell CH, Grizzard JD, Halvorsen RA,  Fatouros, PP. Effect of an Externally Applied Custom-Designed Tungsten-Antimony Composite In-Plane Breast Shield on Potential Lesion Conspicuity during Chest CT. ARRS Abstract 2009.
  11. Brant S, Parker MS, Brath LK, Grimes MM. A 47-Year-Old Woman with Progressive Dyspnea and Recurrent Pneumothoraces: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.  Chest Imaging and Pathology for Clinicians, Chest. 2009; 135:1389-1394.
  12.  American College of Radiology (ACR): Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI) – Self Assessment Module (SAM); Chest Radiology, May 2008. Approved for 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 6 SAM Credits can be earned for each set of six modules. Developed in conjunction with 11 other Thoracic Radiologists across the nation.
  13. Parker MS Book Review: Imaging in SARS. AhuJa AT, Ooi CG. Radiology 2007; 243:54-55.
  14. Kiev J, Parker MS, Zhao S, Kasirajan V. Cardiac Herniation following Intra-pericardial Pneumonectomy. Am Surg. 2007; 73(9): 906-908.
  15. Kayser RG Jr, Brinster DR, Parker MS, Nixon JV. Circumferential Involvement of an Acute Type B Aortic Dissection: A Unique Case. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2007; 20(12): 1416.e7-11.
  16. Parker MS, Kelleher NM, Hoots JA, Chung JK, Fatouros PP, Bennedict SH. Absorbed Radiation Dose of the Female Breast during Diagnostic Multi-Detector Chest CT (MDCT) and Dose Reduction with a Tungsten-Antimony Composite Breast Shield: Preliminary Results. Clinical Radiology 2008; 63(3):278-288.
  17. Parker MS. Multicentric Hyaline-Vascular Castleman Disease. Clinical Radiology 2007; 62: 707-710.
  18. de Wit, M, Duggan TE, Fowler AA, Henry DA, Parker MS. Left-sided chest pain: a case report of intra-abdominal etiology. Breathe 2006; September 2006; 3(1); 93-95.
  19. Parker MS, Chung JK, Fatouros PP, Hoots JA, Kelleher NM, Benedict SH. Reduction of Radiation Dose to the Female Breast: Preliminary Trails with a Custom Designed Tungsten-Antimony Composite Breast Shield. Journal of Applied Research 2006; 6(3); 230-239.
  20. American College of Radiology (ACR): Continuing Professional Improvement (CPI) – Self Assessment Module (SAM) 60: Chest Radiology; 2006. Approved for 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 6 SAM Credits can be earned for each set of six modules. Developed in conjunction with 11 other Thoracic Radiologists across the nation.
  21. Parker MS, Hui FK, Camacho, MA Chung JK. Broga DW, Sethi NN. Female Breast Radiation Exposure during CT Pulmonary Angiography. AJR November 2005; 185(5); 1228-1233.
  22. CPI Online. ACR Chest Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI) Module 53, to include CPI Module Report for Chest Radiology. Published March 2005. Available at www.ACR.org in November 2005 as a Self-Assessment Module (SAM).
  23. ACR Type A - Dr. Challenger - an interactive educational web-based teaching module based upon ACR Chest Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI) Module 5. Published March 2005. Featured at RSNA 2005.
  24. Parker MS Book Review: Squires Fundamentals of Radiology, 6th Edition. Robert A. Novelline. Radiology 2005; 236:56.
  25. American College of Radiology (ACR): Continuing Professional Improvement (CPI) – Self Assessment Module 45: Chest Radiology November 2003. Approved for 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 6 SAM Credits can be earned for each set of six modules. Developed in conjunction with 11 other Thoracic Radiologists across the nation.
  26. Parker MS. Chronic diffuse infiltrative lung disease: Differential Diagnosis and High-Resolution CT Imaging. Applied Radiology November 2001; 30(11); 30-44.
  27. Parker MS, Matheson TL, Rao AV, Sherbourne CD, Jordan KG, Landay MJ, Miller GL, Summa JA. Making the Transition: Role of Helical CT in the Evaluation of Potential Acute Thoracic Aorta Injuries. AJR May 2001; 176(5); 1267-1272.
  28. Parker MS, Matheson TL, Rao AV, Sherbourne CD, Jordan KG, Landay MJ, Miller GL, Summa JA. Etiology of the “Widened” Mediastinum: Blunt Thoracic Trauma. The Radiologist 2001; 8(1); 23-32.
  29. Parker MS, Matheson TL, Rao AV, Sherbourne CD, Jordan KG, Landay MJ, Miller GL, Summa JA.  Spiral CT in Blunt Thoracic Trauma: Detection of “Unsuspected” Concomitant Injuries. The Radiologist 2000; 7(4): A1-A10.
  30. Parker MS, Leveno DM, Campbell TJ, Worrell JA, Carozza SE. AIDS Related Bronchogenic Carcinoma: Fact or Fiction? Chest 1998; 113(1): 154-161.
  31. Parker MS, Shipley WR, Rosado de Christenson ML, Slutzker AD, Carroll FE, Worrell JA, White JG. The Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology 1997; 1(2): 99-103.
  32. Reaney SM, Parker MS, Mirvis SE, Bundschuh CV, Luebbert PD, Vingan HL. Abdominal Aortic Injury Associated with Transverse Lumbar Spine Fracture - Imaging Findings. Clinical Radiology 1995; 50:834-838.
  33. Aulicino PL, Ainsworth S, Parker MS. The Independent Long Extensor Tendon of the Fifth Toe as a Source of Tendon Graft for the Hand. The Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume) 1989; 14B: 236-238.

Books, Book chapters and monographs

Parker MS, de Christenson MLR, Abbott, GF. Chest Imaging Case Atlas, 2nd edition. New York: Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2012.

Parker MS. Imaging in Thoracic Trauma; In: Tisnado J, Ivatury RR. Interventional Radiology in Trauma. New York: Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, New York. Release date Winter 2012.

Parker MS, de Christenson MLR, Abbott, GF. Teaching Atlas of Chest Imaging, 1st edition. New York: Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2006.

Scholarly work published in other media

Internet-based educational tool accessed daily by VCU Medical Center housestaff; diagnostic radiology residency training programs across the United States; and 46 countries worldwide

 

Peer reviewed

  • Practice Quality Improvement (PQI): Developed in conjunction with the American Board of radiology (ABR) and the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). Can be accessed at www.arrs.org after member log-in
  • Webcast / Videotape: American Roentgen Ray Society - Instructional Course 410: Safety Issues in Radiology Part I: CT Utilization. Washington, DC, April 2008
  • Webcast / Videotape: American Roentgen Ray Society - Instructional Course 410: Safety Issues in Radiology Part II: CT Radiation Dose Exposure. Washington, DC, April 2008
  • Videotape: American College of Radiology; Cardiac Lecture Series: Cardiac Support and Monitoring Devices. Reston, Virginia; March 2006; Approved for 1.5 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits(s)
  • CD-ROM: Parker MS. Section H: Pleural Disease. ACR (American College of Radiology) Chest Learning File. November 2001
  • CPI Online. ACR Chest Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI) Module 53, to include CPI Module Report for Chest Radiology. Published March 2005. Available at www.ACR.org in November 2005 as a Self-Assessment Module (SAM)

Special awards and honors

2011-2012

Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 Database

2011

Richmond Top Doc’s

2010                         

Anthony V. Proto Resident Research Fund “Outstanding Radiology Faculty of the Year” 2009-2010, VCU Medical Center, Virginia

2009-2010

Best Doctors in America® 2009-2010 Database

2008
“The Teacher’s Teacher Award for Extraordinary Educator in Thoracic Medicine;” The Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. VCU Medical Center, June 12, 2008

VCU Medical Center Physicians Top Docs in Richmond Magazine Survey

America’s Top Radiologists-Thoracic Radiology; Consumers’ Research Council of America 2008 edition

2007
Best Doctors in America® 2007-08 Database

Biltmore Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals Honors VIP 2007-08 Edition

America’s Top Radiologists-Thoracic Radiology; Consumers’ Research Council of America 2007 edition

2006
Parker MS, de Christenson MLR, Abbott, GF. Teaching Atlas of Chest Imaging. New York: Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2006. Highly Commended Radiology Textbook at the 2006 British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book Competition.

America’s Top Radiologists-Thoracic Radiology; Consumers’ Research Council of America 2006 edition

2004
6th Annual Muren Lecture – Excellence in Teaching Award; Thoracic Imaging-Pulmonary Medicine Conference, Medical Intensive Respiratory Care Unit Radiologic Rounds, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, VCU Medical Center

 

Invited Peer Review Journal and Book Reviewer

  • 2009-present: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
  • 2008-present: Academic Radiology
  • 2004-present: American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)
  • 2004-present: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR)

Scientific and scholarly activities

  • January 2011 - Involved with Development and Implementation of Early Lung Cancer Screening Detection Program-VCU Medical Center
  • May 2009 – present Cardiopulmonary Unknown Case of the Week; Internet-based educational tool accessed daily by VCU Medical Center housestaff; diagnostic radiology residency training programs across the United States; and 50 countries worldwide
  • April 2009 – present Electronic Exhibit Reviewer American Roentgen Ray Society (AARS) 109th Annual Meeting; Boston, Massachusetts
  • January 2009 – present Practice Quality Improvement (PQI): Developed in conjunction with the American Board of radiology (ABR) and the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). Can be accessed at www.arrs.org after member log-in
  • October 2007 – present CME Review Subcommittee for the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Cardio-Pulmonary Subspecialty
  • September 2007 – present American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Scientific Program Subcommittee Cardio-Pulmonary Subspecialty
  • July 2007 - Implementation of Breast Shielding to Reduce Absorbed Radiation Dose of Female Patients undergoing CT Examinations of the Chest and or Chest, Abdominal and Pelvis; VCU Medical Center; Richmond, Virginia
  • June 2007 – 2009 - Honor Council; VCU Medical Center; Richmond, Virginia
  • September 2006 - present American Board of Radiology (ABR) Oral Examiner; Category 02 Cardio-Pulmonary
  • 2002 – present American College of Radiology Institute Continuous Professional Improvement (CPI)-Thoracic Radiology Chest Panel

Education

  • M.D. – Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • Internship, Surgery – Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Medical College of Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology – Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine, Medical College of Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA
  • Fellowship, Thoracic Radiology – Vanderbuilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Board Certification

  • American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiology.
VCU Department of Radiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center