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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address FOT 1153
Phone  (20-5) -065
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Undergraduate  University of Richmond    2003  BS, Biology  
Medical School  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center    2008  M.D. 
Residency  Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center    2013  General Surgery 
Fellowship  The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center    2014  Breast Surgical Oncology 

American Board of Surgery  2014 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Gen Surg Oncology Section Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Associate Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Catherine Parker is a breast surgical oncologist at the UAB Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, a clinic in which medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to see approximately 450 new breast cancer cases each year. She is a member of the UAB Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic. Dr. Parker is a fellowship trained breast surgical oncologist with primary research interests in prevention and risk assessment of breast cancer, as well as breast cancer tumor biology and impact on treatment outcomes. She is an associate scientist with the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Minority Health and Research Center. Dr. Parker received her M.D. degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2008. She completed a residency in General Surgery also at the Louisiana State University in 2013. After surgical residency, she completed a Fellowship in Breast Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Since entering academic practice in July 2014, she has been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents on a daily basis.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Surgeons     
American Society of Breast Surgeons     
American Society of Clinical Oncology     

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Parker CC, Kim RH, Li BD, Chu QD. The chemokine receptor CXCR4 as a novel
independent prognostic marker for node-positive breast cancer patients. J Surg
Oncol. 2012 Sep 15;106(4):393-8. doi: 10.1002/jso.23113. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PubMed
Parker CC, Ampil F, Burton G, Li BD, Chu QD. Is breast conservation therapy a
viable option for patients with triple-receptor negative breast cancer? Surgery.
2010 Aug;148(2):386-91. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2010.05.018. Epub 2010 Jul 1. PubMed

female surgeon, triple negative breast cancer, chemokine marker, surgical oncology