William H. Parker, MD

About Dr. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker has a private practice in Santa Monica, California and is a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors since the late 90's.

Dr. Parker is former Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Parker was President of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists, an international association of over 5,000 gynecologists from 63 countries, after serving on its Board of Trustees for many years. He is certified by the Accreditation Council of Gynecologic Endoscopy for both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. Dr. Parker was an Editor of The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology and is now on its editorial advisory board.

Dr. Parker is a frequent lecturer and teacher of advanced surgical techniques both in the United States and abroad. He has published over 40 articles on his research in the areas of laparoscopic myomectomy, abdominal myomectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, ovarian cyst surgery, ovarian conservation and the care and treatment of women with fibroids.

Dr. Parker is author of the highly-acclaimed and best-selling woman's health book, A Gynecologist's Second Opinion: the Questions and Answers You Need to Take Charge of Your Health (Penguin/Plume). Dr. Parker received Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center's Distinguished Physician of the Year for his surgical expertise and compassionate patient care.

Dr. Parker is a graduate of Rutgers University (BA) and earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and he completed an internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Diego.


Specialized Services

Advanced Gynecologic Surgery

  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Robotic Myomectomy
  • Abdominal Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Laparoscopic Ovarian Surgery


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