Alex M Parker

Alex M Parker, MD

CLIN AST PROF

Department: MD-CARDIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 265-0820

About Alex M Parker

Alex Parker, M.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Florida and works in the division of cardiovascular medicine. He graduated from Florida State University before moving to the University of Virginia, where he completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine, while serving as chief fellow of cardiology. He then completed a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant before returning to Florida to practice. Dr. Parker has conducted research in post-resuscitative care for survivors of cardiac arrest, hemodynamic responses to acute heart failure, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. He has contributed to peer-reviewed publications on a variety of different studies pertaining to cardiology. His recent projects include research into changes in plasma in heart failure, hemodynamic abnormalities in pulmonary hypertension, and quality improvement of inpatient diuretic and immunosuppression documentation in the electronic medical record.

Accomplishments

Dean's Award
2010 · Florida State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022
PAS5010 Intro to Medicine 1

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    American Board of Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
    Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Cardiology
Subspecialties
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Areas of Interest
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assist Device
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Hemodynamic responses to acute heart failure
  • Post resuscitative care for survivors for cardiac arrest, specifically therapeutic hypothermia and targeted temperature management
  • Predictors of outcomes in patients with acute decompensated heart failure

Publications

2022
A 31-Year-Old Man With Asthma, Chest Discomfort, and Shortness of Breath.
Chest. 161(4):e209-e212 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chest.2021.10.035. [PMID] 35396053.
2022
Impact of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology. 79(5):646-649 [DOI] 10.1097/FJC.0000000000001223. [PMID] 35058410.
2022
Triple therapy temporary mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to triple-organ transplantation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 37(4):1063-1065 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.16256. [PMID] 35064697.
2021
A mini-thoracotomy approach for walking veno-arterial extracorporeal membranous oxygenation.
Journal of cardiac surgery. 36(4):1569-1571 [DOI] 10.1111/jocs.15232. [PMID] 33331047.
2021
Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations.
BMJ case reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902. [PMID] 33875513.
2021
Hemodynamic effects of ivabradine use in combination with intravenous inotropic therapy in advanced heart failure.
Heart failure reviews. 26(2):355-361 [DOI] 10.1007/s10741-020-10029-x. [PMID] 32997214.
2020
A giant mystery in giant cell myocarditis: navigating diagnosis, immunosuppression, and mechanical circulatory support.
ESC heart failure. 7(1):315-319 [DOI] 10.1002/ehf2.12564. [PMID] 31872976.
2020
Leadless pacemaker use in a patient with a durable left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(9):1048-1050 [DOI] 10.1111/pace.13937. [PMID] 32394443.
2020
Patterns of emergency department utilization for LVAD patients compared with non-LVAD patients.
International journal of cardiology. Heart & vasculature. 30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijcha.2020.100617. [PMID] 32904266.
2020
Reply: Advantage of leadless pacemaker over the conventional pacemaker in patients with left ventricular assist device.
Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 43(10) [DOI] 10.1111/pace.14057. [PMID] 32895989.
2020
Severe COVID-19 After Recent Heart Transplantation Complicated by Allograft Dysfunction.
JACC. Case reports. 2(9):1347-1350 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaccas.2020.05.066. [PMID] 32835277.
2020
The quest for noninvasive predictors of pulmonary vascular resistance in heart transplant candidates.
Polish archives of internal medicine. 130(10):826-827 [DOI] 10.20452/pamw.15656. [PMID] 33119221.
2019
Increased Pulmonary-Systemic Pulse Pressure Ratio Is Associated With Increased Mortality in Group 1 Pulmonary Hypertension.
Heart, lung & circulation. 28(7):1059-1066 [DOI] 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.05.199. [PMID] 30006114.
2017
C-GRApH: A Validated Scoring System for Early Stratification of Neurologic Outcome After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Treated With Targeted Temperature Management.
Journal of the American Heart Association. 6(5) [DOI] 10.1161/JAHA.116.003821. [PMID] 28528323.
2017
Decreased pulmonary arterial proportional pulse pressure is associated with increased mortality in group 1 pulmonary hypertension.
Clinical cardiology. 40(11):988-992 [DOI] 10.1002/clc.22752. [PMID] 28692753.

Grants

May 2021 ACTIVE
CTOA Parker Payroll Operating Account
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
Nov 2020 ACTIVE
Volume Optimization Incorporating negative pressure Diuresis in Heart Failure (VOID-HF)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: 3IVE LABS – STRATACA GROUP
Feb 2020 ACTIVE
Investigating Movement-evoked Pain in osteoArthritic Conditions (IMPACT): An Observational Study to Inform Culturally-Tailored Intervention Development
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS

Education

Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
2018-2019 · University of Virginia
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine
2015-2018 · University of Virginia
Residency, Internal Medicine
2012-2015 · University of Virginia
Medical School
2008-2012 · Florida State University

Contact Details

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PO Box 100288
GAINESVILLE FL 32610