Mark Parrish, M.D.

Mark D. Parrish, M.D.


Pediatric Cardiology




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Pediatric Heart Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Mark Parrish, M.D., is the chief of the division of Pediatric Cardiology. He specializes in the evaluation and medical treatment of children with heart disease or possible heart disease. For patients with complex congenital heart defects, he continues to see and help manage their care through their adult years as well.


Pediatric Cardiology

Center/Program Affiliation

Pediatric Heart Center
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1976

B.S., UC Irvine, Irvine, California, 1971


Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, 1976-79


Vanderbilt University, Nashville , Tennessee, 1979-82

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 1981

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, 1983

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young

California Society of Pediatric Cardiology

Society for Pediatric Research

Honors and Awards

UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Excellence in Teaching Award, 1995

NIH Fellowship Award, 1982

Tennessee Heart Fellowship, 1981

Graduated Cum Laude, UC Irvine, 1971

Select Recent Publications

Skeels M, Taylor D, Park J, Parrish M, Choy M. Test characteristics of a level I or II fetal ultrasound in detecting structural heart disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2002 ov-Dec;23(6):594-7.

Chantry CJ and Parrish MD. Duration of Breastfeeding and Arterial Distensibility. AMB News and Views, 7(4): 31,40

Litovsky S, Choy M, Park J, Parrish M, Waters B, Nagashima M, Van Praagh R, Van Praag S. Absent pulmonary valve with tricuspid atresia or severe tricuspid stenosis: report of three cases and review of the literature. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2000 Jul-Aug;3(4):353-66.

Park JK, Parrish MD, Pollock ME. Use of transvenous DDD pacing in a 1-year old with symptomatic hypertropic cardiomyopathy Pediatric Cardiology 1998;19:253-255 (Case Report)

Parrish MD, Pollock M, Gauthier N, Park J. Hobde B. Sources of variability in hospital costs of atrial septal defect repair The American Journal of Cardiology 1998;82:252-254

Parrish MD, Torres E, Peshock RM, Ayres NA, Feltes TF, Speer H, Salazar Y, Fixler DE. Ambulatory blood pressures in patients with occult recurrent coarctation of the aorta Pediatric Cardiology 1995;16:166-171

Choy M, Buckley C. Parrish MD. Pediatric heart transplantation: general primary community care Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 1994;3(1):16-19

Hill JM, Pickar JG, Parrish MD, Kaufman MP. Effects of hypoxia on the discharge of group III and IV muscle afferents in cats Journal of Applied Physiology 1992;73(6):2524-2529