Parker is a Franklin, TN native who completed his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is currently a General Surgery resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with plans to pursue fellowship in Pediatric Surgery. Parker is interested in biomedical and clinical informatics with the goals of furthering surgical research in children and improving the perioperative work environment. His wife Tita is an OB-GYN resident at Vanderbilt, and they have two dogs, Lou and June. He also enjoys woodworking, reading, hiking, climbing, and playing pool.