Dr. Michael S. Parker


Dr. Michael S. Parker, MD, KM is the System Medical Director for OB/GYN Hospitalists Mount Carmel Health in Columbus, Ohio. He is the current President of the National Catholic Medical Association. As a member of the Catholic Medical Association since 1999, he was a founding member of the John Paul II Guild and served as the original guild president. At the level of the national organization, he has served as Regional Director, Regional Director Representative to the Board of the Catholic Medical Association and National Treasurer and Vice-President.

Dr. Parker attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine, receiving his degree in 1989. He remained at The Ohio State University to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1993. Dr. Parker was in private practice until 2015 when he left to work for The Cleveland Clinic as an OB/GYN Hopsitalist. While at the Cleveland Clinic, he received certification in Peer-Peer Coaching and served as the Director for Caregiver Wellness for the Women's Health Institute of the Cleveland Clinic tasked with addressing the issue of physician burnout and productivity. Dr. has spoken nationally and internationally on topics related to Physician Burnout, Natural Family Planning, Infertility and SIde effects of contraception.

In 2004, Dr. Parker converted his OB/GYN practice to NFP only and is trained in all methods of Natural Family Planning, particularly the Creighton Model of Fertility Care. Dr. Parker is involved in mentoring medical and premedical students who wish to experience health care practiced in alignment with Catholic moral and ethical teachings. Along with Dr. Will Turek, he co-hosted the “Catholic Doctors Show” on St. Gabriel Catholic Radio, AM 820 for more than 5 years.

Dr. Parker serves as Medical Consultant and Board Member of The Women’s Care Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Columbus, OH. He is also on the Board of The Order of Malta Center of Care in Columbus, Oh, which is a collaborative effort between the Order of Malta and the Catholic Medical Association to provide free health care to the homeless and underserved.

Dr. Parker is married to Teresa for 32 years. Together they have 6 children, 25,000 bees and 2 dogs and an adopted black cat.