• 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 The impact of breast lumpectomy tray utilization on cost savingsJournal of Surgical Research.  233:32-35. 2019
    2018 Treatment patterns for ductal carcinoma in situ with close or positive mastectomy marginsJournal of Surgical Research.  231:36-42. 2018

    Research Overview

  • breast cancer, tumor biology, outcomes research
  • Education And Training

  • LSU Medical Center, Internship
  • LSU Medical Center, Residency
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University System : Shreveport 2008
  • Full Name

  • Catherine Parker