Eva R. Parker, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Brief Description

Dr. Parker is a native Nashvillian and a proud alumna of Harpeth Hall. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Environmental Science and attended medical school at the University of Colorado, graduating as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After completing a one-year internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Dr. Parker completed a residency in Dermatology at Northwestern University. Early in her career, she joined the faculty of Loyola University Medical Center as an Assistant Professor, serving as Associate Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program and Director of the Inpatient Dermatology Consultation Service. After an additional 11 years in private practice in Chicago and locally as a practice owner in Franklin, Dr. Parker returned to academic medicine, joining Vanderbilt in the fall of 2019.

With a practice philosophy centering around comprehensive dermatological care with an emphasis on patient education, Dr. Parker provides a wide range of medical and procedural dermatology services with specific clinical interests in skin cancer detection and surgery, cosmetic injectables, psoriasis, global health, health-related effects of climate change, and tropical skin disease. She has long been active in the dermatology community, previously serving as Scientific Committee Chair for the Chicago Dermatological Society and in her current roles as president of the Nashville Dermatologic Society and as an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Expert Resource Group on Climate and Environmental Affairs. She volunteers locally at Siloam Health and is a member of Health Volunteers Overseas.

Dr. Parker and her husband, Stephen, also a Nashville native, married in 1997. Away from work, they enjoy supporting Best Buddies of Tennessee, hiking with their two rescue dogs, watching hockey and lacrosse, and traveling the world.

Education

M.D. - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

Clinical interest

General Dermatology
Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatological Surgery
Hypertrophic Scar Treatment
Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria, and Other Inflammatory Skin Diseases
Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers