Alex M Parker

Alex M Parker, MD


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.


Dean's Award
2010 · Florida State University

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Profile

  • Medicine
  • 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


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.
Cardiac sarcoidosis in the donor heart without extracardiac manifestations.
BMJ case reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2021-241902. [PMID] 33875513.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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

(352) 265-0820