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George Robert Parkerson Jr., MD, MPH

Title: Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Company: Duke University Medical Center
Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States

George Parkerson, Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in surgery and women’s health.

Dr. Parkerson was motivated to go into the medical field by the simple desire to help others. With that mentality, Dr. Parkerson has spent more than five decades providing medical care and education. In his career, he has worked as both a medical practitioner and as a professor, expanding his help to both treating people and training the next generation of medical professionals. He became an emeritus staff of the Durham County General Hospital in 1989. He has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina and the Medical College of Georgia.

With his desire to help others, Dr. Parkerson earned a Bachelor of Science and an MD from Duke University. He continued at the institution with an internship in internal medicine and continued with a residency in surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital with Emory University. He has been recognized in his career on multiple occasions and most recently was inducted into the Physician Assistant Hall of Fame at Duke University. He has also earned a Distinguished Service Award from North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and the Curtis G. Hames Research Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He was a chartered fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the recipient of the Borden Undergraduate Research Award.

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