I came to Duke for cardiology fellowship training in 1985. I have always enjoyed the central role of the heart in human health and helping people manage their heart and vascular disease. As a young Assistant Professor of Medicine at Duke more than 25 years ago I had the privilege of working in cardiovascular basic science with some of Dukes finest academicians. I then joined the faculty at UTSW-Dallas. Shortly after my arrival in Dallas my daughter Abby at the age of 3 became ill with a brain tumor. At that point I decided to leave academics and enter private practice. After 10 years Abbys neurosurgeon in Dallas felt that she was cured prompting us to return to the Triangle. Over the last 14 years I have enjoyed practicing cardiology in Raleigh with Carolina Cardiology Consultants. Given the complexities of todays health care systems I am pleased to return to Duke after a 24 year hiatus where I believe the best care is available to my patients. I have particular interest in cardiac imaging and vascular medicine. My wife Darlene and I have three grown children Emily Abigail and Will and have lived in Raleigh since 2001. I enjoy traveling usually in a car with my wife and any other family members who will join us.Read more
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parsons to family and friends is 3.6 out of 5