SCOTT L. PARKER, MD, received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in May 2011 and is currently a fifth year neurosurgery resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Interested in clinical research, Dr. Parkers prior research included comparative effectiveness and cost utility analysis for various types of spinal instrumentation. He received the Harvey Cushing Medical Student Research Award, the Augustus McCravey Award, and the Ronald Tasker Award for his work. His current research interests focus on comparing minimally invasive versus open techniques utilized in spine surgery and assessing surgical procedures that are most effective and result in the greatest improvement in quality of life for patients with spinal disorders.
Prior to receiving his medical degree, Dr. Parker graduated with High Honors from The University of Texas in May 2007, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with a focus on immunology and human infectious diseases.
In his free time, Scott is an avid SCUBA diver.