David Parra, M.D.

David Parra, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

2200 Children's Way Nashville TN 37232

Clinical Interest

David Parra, M.D., earned his medical degree from Central University of Ecuador. He completed his Pediatric residency at Miami Children’s Hospital and his fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2004, and he is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology. He also serves as the Director, Pediatric Cardiology Imaging Laboratory. His research focus is using MRI to do T1 mapping on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to detect early cardiomyopathy, heart muscle disease.

Selected Publications