The University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida Gordon F. Tomaselli Distinguished Professorship in Neuroradiology and Neuro-Oncology Education. David Parrott also holds a Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Georgia, 1980; M.D. University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, 1984 Designated Centennial Professor of Radiology and Neuroscience, University of Florida College of Medicine and Publix Super Markets Charities Distinguished Professor in Cancer Biology.
Dr. David Parrott is currently the Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He is a board-certified radiologist who earned his medical and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1984.
His primary research interest involves developing and characterizing an anti-cancer drug therapy administered with MRI guidance that is directly targeted to treat tumors while sparing normal surrounding tissue. Dr. David Parrott is also dedicated to directing clinical trials in patients with brain metastases and liver cancers. Dr. Parrott is currently helping to organize a new clinical trial at the UF Health Cancer Center of the Republic of Colombia in Bogota, Columbia.
This clinical trial uses PET scans to detect and measure tumor progression after treatment with a chemotherapeutic drug. This clinical trial will also include PET scans to monitor the effects of anti-cancer drug therapies on malignant cells in brain metastases. Higher education specialist Dr. David Parrott has greatly impacted neurological imaging and diagnosis in general.
The UF Neurological Imaging Center, which he founded, is the oldest and most active in the world today. He is an ardent supporter of many medical research endeavors concerning brain tumors and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke. Dr. David Parrott has been named one of the “23 Most Influential People in Nuclear Medicine” by Nuclear Medicine Today Magazine and was recently the recipient of the IMSC (International Medical Society on Therapeutic Radiology) Award for Excellence in Research.