David Parish, MD, MPH

Parish, DavidEducation

  • BA, Literature and Philosophy, University of Mississippi
  • BA, Chemistry, University of New Orleans
  • MPH, Tulane University
  • MD, Louisiana State University

Research Interest

Dr. Parish’s primary research focus has been over resuscitation in the hospital. However, he has also completed a four year NIH funded study of predictors of quality of life following an acute coronary syndrome. He has participated in the development of programs for the Center of Rural Health and Health Disparities in Community Medicine. Currently, he is the site-PI for an NIH funded study assessing changes in frailty among subjects with atrial fibrillation (SAGE-AF). He has been active in the American Heart Association at local, state and national levels and served on the National Emergency Cardiac Care Subcommittee on Education for five years. Additionally, he is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine and Physicians for National Health Program.


  • Parish, DC.  Relation of the Pre-Employment Drug Testing Result to Employment Status: A One Year Follow-up, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1989; 4: 44-47. PMID: 2915272.
  • Ergul, S, Parish, DC, Puett, D and Ergul, A.  Racial Differences in Plasma Endothelin Concentrations in Essential Hypertension. Hypertension, 1996; 28:652-655. PMID: 8843893.
  • Dane, FC, Russell-Lindgren, KS, Parish, DC, Durham, MD, Brown, TD. In-Hospital Resuscitation: Association Between ACLS Training and Survival to Discharge. Resuscitation, 2000; 47:83-87. PMID: 11004384.
  • van Walraven C, Forster AJ, Parish DC, Dane FC, Chandra D, Durham MD, Whaley C, Stiell I.  Validation of a Clinical Decision Aid to Discontinue In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitations. JAMA, 2001; 284(12):1602-1606. PMID: 11268268.
  • 7. Parish, DC, Dane, FC, Chandra, KMD. Success changes the problem: Why ventricular fibrillation is declining, why pulseless electrical activity is emerging, and what to do about it. Resuscitation, 2003: 58:31-35. PMID: 12867307.
  • Stokes NA, Scapigliata A, Trammell AR, Parish DC. The effect of the AED and AED programs on survival of individuals, groups and populations. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 2012; 27(5): 1-6. PMID: 22985768.
  • Colquitt JD, Parish DC, Trammell AR, McCullough J, Swadener-Culpepper L, Dane FC. Mastery learning of ACLS among    
     internal medicine residents. Analgesia & Resuscitation: Current Research.S1. July 2013
  • Goldberg RJ, Gore JM, McManus DD, McManus R, Tisminetzky M, Lessard D, Gurwitz JH, Parish DC, Allison J, Hess CN, Wang T, Kiefe C. Race and place differences in patients hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome: Is there double jeopardy? Findings from TRACE-CORE.Prev Med Rep. 2017 Jan;6:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.01.010. eCollection 2017 Jun.PMID:28210536.
  • Parish DC, Goyal H, Dane FC. Mechanism of death: there‚Äôs more to it than cardiac arrest. J Thorac Dis. 2018     May;10(5):3081-3087. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.04.113. PMID:29997977
  • McManus DD, Kiefe C, Lessard D, Waring ME, Parish D, Awad HH, Marino F, Helm R, Sogade F,      Goldberg R, Hayward R, Gurwitz J, Wang W, Mailhot T, Barton B, Saczynski J.Front Cardiovasc Med. 2019      Oct 30;6:155. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2019.00155. eCollection 2019.PMID:31737647. Geriatric Conditions and Prescription of Vitamin K Antagonists vs. Direct Oral Anticoagulants Among Older Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: SAGE-AF.


  • The Southeast Consortium for Substance Abuse Training, SAMSHA, 2009-2012, co-investigator.
    Objective: Train residents in techniques of alcohol and drug abuse screening and brief intervention.(completed)
  • TRACE-CORE, NIH, site PI, 10/2010-9/2014. The goal of this project is to identify potentially modifiable markers of poor outcome among patients experiencing an acute coronary event.
  • SAGE-AF, NIH, site PI, 2/1/2016 to 1/31/2020.          

Professional Involvement

  • Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)


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