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Mark D. Parrish, M.D. View profile as PDF

Mark D. Parrish

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



Pediatric Cardiology


Pediatric Heart Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3456

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


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


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

Select 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

To see if Mark D. Parrish is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

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