Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of California, San Francisco
Location: Alamo, California, United States
William W. Parmley, MD, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.
Utilizing 40 years of industry experience, Dr. Parmley is a distinguished cardiologist and educator who most recently served the University of California, San Francisco, as a professor of medicine from 1973 until attaining emeritus status in 2003. Alongside this role, he was the chief of cardiology at Moffitt Hospital from 1974 to 1997, having previously acted as the associate director of cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 1969 to 1973. In addition to his primary endeavors, he was chairman of the Cardiovascular Boards for two years and an established investigator of the American Heart Association for three years.
To prepare for his career, Dr. Parmley pursued formal education at Harvard University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in 1957. Thereafter, he received a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 1963, later completing an internship and residency in medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital between 1963 and 1965. Serving as a clinical associate at the National Heart Institute with the National Institutes of Health from 1965 to 1967, he concluded his academic training as a fellow in cardiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1967 to 1969.
Throughout his career, Dr. Parmley has contributed more than 300 articles to peer-reviewed journals and was the longtime editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology for a decade. In the same vein, he also served as president of the American College of Cardiology for one year between 1985 and 1986, having also maintained affiliation with the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. Equally passionate about his community, he previously served as the bishop of his local Mormon church from 1977 to 1982.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the medical industry, Dr. Parmley was selected for inclusion in the first edition of Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the West, and the 44th and 45th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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