Education

Residency
Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1978
Internship
Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1975
Degree
MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, 1974

Medical Board Certifications

Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981

Gender

Male

State License

G29866
  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr. Parker has joined the full time faculty and is the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

    Dr. Parker is past-president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and has an international reputation in minimally invasive surgery. He is well-published in the areas of fibroid treatment, laparoscopic surgery for fibroids and ovarian masses, ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy and avoiding complications at surgery using aviation safety and cognitive science principles. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics and has been on the Editorial Board and an Editor of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Since 1995, Dr. Parker has been teaching laparoscopic surgery to the fellows in the Harbor-UCLA program. Dr. Parker is a former Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and then at Saint John’s Health Center and has served on the Executive Medical Committees of both hospitals. Dr. Parker and his wife Rachel are the authors of “A Gynecologist’s Second Opinion”, a women’s healthcare book. Dr. Parker completed his residency at UC San Diego.

    Dr. Parker comes to UCLA with over 25 years of experience in a successful private practice of gynecologic specialties and surgery in Santa Monica. He brings his individual expertise in addition to being skilled in minimally invasive surgical approaches, hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, as well as traditional open abdominal surgery. 

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  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Obstetrics & Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981

    Education

    Residency
    Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1978
    Internship
    Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCSD School of Medicine, 1975
    Degree
    MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, 1974
  • Clinical Interests
    • Benign Ovarian Cysts
    • Fibroids
    • Laparoscopy
    • Robotic Surgery
  • Research

    Research Interest

    Myomectomy - laparoscopic and abdominal surgery
    Ovarian Cysts - laparoscopic surgery

    Publications

    Falcone T, Parker W. Surgical Management of Leiomyomas for Fertility or Uterine Preservation. Obstet Gynecol 2013; 121:856-868

     Parker W. Oophorectomy versus salpingectomy: a convergence of ideas. Editorial. Menopause 2014;21: 323-4 57. Parker W. Oophorectomy or Salpingectomy - which makes more sense? OBG Management 2014;26:50-56.

    Parker W. Uterine Myomas: Clinical Features in Uterine Myoma, Myomectomy and Minimally Invasive Treatments. Tinelli, Andrea, Malvasi, Antonio (Eds.) 2015 Springer

    Pritts EA, Parker WH, Brown J, Olive DL. Outcome of Occult Uterine Leiomyosarcoma After Surgery for Presumed Uterine Fibroids: A Systematic Review. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015;22:26-33.

  • News & Awards

    Awards

    Honorary Chair, Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2013
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