David Parham

Chief, Anatomic Pathology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

David Parham

David Parham

Chief, Anatomic Pathology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Biography

Education
Professional School:University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, Tennessee
Residency:University of Tennessee College of Medicine (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)
Fellowship:Memorial Sloan-Kettering (Anatomic Pathology)
Expertise
Primary Specialty:Pediatric Pathology
Summary:Dr. Parham works as the Chief of Anatomic Pathology at CHLA and Professor of Pathology at USC. Previously he was Director of Pediatric Pathology at the Oklahoma Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. In the past he has also been President of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and founding Chairman of the Pathology Discipline Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group, and he has worked with the World Health Organization, Food and Drug Administration, and International Pediatric Pathology Association. In the past he was Director of Pediatric Pathology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Vice Chair and Professor of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock AR, and Associate Member in Pathology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN. Dr. Parham received his MD and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. He then completed fellowship training in anatomic pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York, New York. He has co-authored over 200 original articles, 33 book chapters, and 36 review articles, and he has edited two textbooks on diagnostic pediatric pathology. Most of his work has centered on pediatric sarcomas, other pediatric neoplasms, and childhood infections.
Research
Research Interests:Pediatric neoplasms: correlation of morphology and biologic features Pediatric sarcomas: classification and grading Unusual pediatric infections association with immunosuppression Research in Progress: International classification of rhabdomyosarcomas Childhood sarcomas: long-term outcome, grading, and pathology study, Children’s Oncology Group High-risk rhabdomyosarcoma, ARST08P1, Children’s Oncology Group Review of pediatric soft tissue sarcomas entered in Children’s Oncology Group Banking Protocol
Selected Publications:Rudzinski ER, Teot LA, Anderson JR, Moore J, Bridge JA, Barr FG, Gastier-Foster JM, Skapek SX, Hawkins DS, Parham DM: Dense pattern of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, a lesion easily confused with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma: a report from the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group. Am J Clin Pathol, 140: 82-90, July 2013.
Skapek SX, Anderson J, Barr FG, Bridge JA, Gastier-Foster JM, Parham DM, Rudzinski ER, Triche T, Hawkins DS: PAX-FOXO1 fusion status drives unfavorable outcome for children with rhabdomyosarcoma: A Children’s Oncology Group report. Pediatr Blood Cancer, 60:1411–1417, September 2013
Cykowski MD, Fung K-M, DeSousa,E, Parham D, Zhao L, Stolzenberg E. Lymphoproliferative disease of the central nervous system in a patient with dermatomyositis on immunomodulation therapy. Clin Neuropathol 32:135-138, 2013 Mar.
Morimoto M, Yu Z, Stenzel P, Clewing JM, Najafian B, Mayfield C, Hendson G, Weinkauf JG, Gormley AK, Parham DM, Ponniah U, André JL, Asakura Y, Basiratnia M, Bogdanović R, Bokenkamp A, Bonneau D, Buck A, Charrow J, Cochat P, Cordeiro I, Deschenes G, Fenkçi MS, Frange P, Fründ S, Fryssira H, Guillen-Navarro E, Keller K, Kirmani S, Kobelka C, Lamfers P, Levtchenko E, Lewis DB, Massella L, McLeod DR, Milford DV, Nobili F, Saraiva JM, Semerci CN, Shoemaker L, Stajić N, Stein A, Taha D, Wand D, Zonana J, Lücke T, Boerkoel CF: Reduced elastogenesis: A clue to the arteriosclerosis and emphysematous changes in Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia? Orphanet J Rare Dis, 7: 70, September 2012
Jin J, Niu J, Kim YM, Wang X, Parham D, Letton R, Li S, Lee JY: A novel t(8;13)(q21;q22) translocation in a pediatric lipoma. Cancer Genet 204(11):629-33, 2011 Nov.
All Publications:PubMed Link
Accomplishments
Certification:Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Pediatric Pathology
Medical Memberships:United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Member, Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists Society for Pediatric Pathology College of American Pathologists
Medical Awards:Distinguished Patient Care Award, College of American Pathologists, 2011 Richard W. Leech Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Pathology Department, 2011 James Park Dewar, M.D., Named Professorship in Pathology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2012-Present

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Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Chief of Staff at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Chief Medical Director, Inpatient Operations at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Chief, Division of Rehabilitative Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Interim Chair, Department of Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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President, Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Head, Division of Medical Genetics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Principal Investigator at The Saban Research Institute

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Chief, Anatomic Pathology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Education
B.S., magna cum laude
Class of 1972

The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UT, or UTK) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

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CAP, THE LEADING ORG OF BOARD-CERTIFIED PATHOLOGISTS, SERVES PATIENTS, PATHOLOGISTS & THE PUBLIC BY FOSTERING & ADVOCATING EXCELLENCE IN THE PRACTICE OF PATHOLOGY & LAB MEDICINE

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THE ACADEMY'S FOCUS IS ON EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION AND DEDICATION TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF PATHOLOGY TEACHING, PRACTICE, AND RESEARCH.

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Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology
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