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About Dr. William H. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker is a Clinical Professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and former Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors since the late 90’s.

Dr. Parker is former Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint John’s Health Center. Dr. Parker was President of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, an international association of over 5,000 gynecologists from 63 countries, after serving on its Board of Trustees for many years. He is certified by the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy for both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. Dr. Parker was an Editor of The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and is now on its editorial advisory board.

Dr. Parker is a frequent lecturer and teacher of advanced surgical techniques both in the United States and abroad. He has published over 75 articles on his research in the areas of laparoscopic myomectomy, abdominal myomectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, ovarian cyst surgery, ovarian conservation and the care and treatment of women with fibroids.

Dr. Parker is considered one of the best fibroid surgeons for abdominal or laparoscopic myomectomy in the United States and abroad and is able to perform myomectomy surgery with minimal blood loss, a short time under anesthesia for the patient, and with consistently good outcomes. He is also an internationally recognized expert in fibroid surgery and research.

Dr. Parker is author of the highly-acclaimed and best-selling woman’s health book, A Gynecologist’s Second Opinion: the Questions and Answers You Need to Take Charge of Your Health (Penguin/Plume). Dr. Parker received Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center’s Distinguished Physician of the Year for his surgical expertise and compassionate patient care.

Dr. Parker is a graduate of Rutgers University (BA) and earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and he completed an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Diego.

Specialized Services

Advanced Gynecologic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Abdominal Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Supra-cervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Laparoscopic Ovarian Surgery

Watch Dr. Parker talk about myomectomy during his Honorary Lecture at the Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Parker in the News

NBC News: Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy May Increase Health Risks: Study

ABC News: Keeping your ovaries

More Magazine: The Endangered Uterus (PDF)

CBS Evening News: Keeping Your Ovaries: Video and Web

Ladies Home Journal: Harmful Hysterectomies

US News and World Reports: Hysterectomy Usually Isn’t the Only Choice (PDF)

More Magazine: You Really Do Need Your Ovaries

EmpowHER: Women’s Health Online Podcast

William H. Parker, MD
Clinical Professor, Reproductive Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Page last updated: January, 2018


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