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Sarah K. Parker, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

   Phone: 720-777-1234 (TBD)
   E-mail: (TBD)

Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Sarah K. Parker, MD, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Prior to attending university, she spent one year working in an orphanage in San Jose, Costa Rica, where she learned Spanish. She attended Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1991 to 1995, and then completed her residency and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has been a faculty member with the Department of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado since 2001.

Dr. Parker is studying the contributions of thioesterases to cell wall iosynthesisin Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their potential for drug target development.

  • Potts Foundation Grant, 2007-2008
  • Research Scholar Award, 2007-2008
  • Selected to attend the Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, 2008
  • American Lung Association Grant, 2008-2010
  • Ali IK, Solaymani-Mohammadi S, Akhter J, Roy S, Gorrini C, Calderaro A, Parker SK, Haque R, Petri WA, Clark CG. Tissue invasion by entamoeba histolytica: evidence of genetic selection and/or DNA reorganization events in organ tropism. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008;2(4):e219. [PMID: 18398490]
  • Parker SK, Curtin KM, Vasil ML. Purification and characterization of mycobacterial phospholipase A: an activity associated with mycobacterial cutinase. J Bacteriol. 2007 Jun;189(11):4153-60. [PMID: 17416658]
  • Cowden J, Parker SK. Intravenous immunoglobulin: production, uses and side effects. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jul;25(7):641-2. [PMID: 16804436]
  • Cowden J, Parker SK. Monoclonal antibodies: production, uses and side effects. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2006 Jun;25(6):553-5. [PMID: 16732156]
  • Parker S, Todd J, Schwartz B, Pickering L. Thimerosal-containing vaccines and autistic spectrum disorder: a critical review of published original data. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan;115(1):200. [PMID: 15630018]