David M Parham

Contact Information:
David M Parham


Parham, David M. (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Pathology -Professor and Director of Pediatric Pathology

Center of:


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN   B.S. Magna cum laude   1972
University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, TN   M.D.   1975

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
David M. Parham, M.D., is currently a Professor of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and Pathology reviewer for the Children┬┐s Oncology Group (COG). His areas of expertise include the pathobiology of childhood soft tissue and bone neoplasms, particularly rhabdomyosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. His research focuses on histological classification and diagnosis of childhood sarcomas and its relationship to molecular alterations in cytodifferentiation and clonal evolution. He is the founding Chair of the COG Pathology Discipline and a former President of the Society for Pediatric Pathology. He has authored 2 textbooks, 35 book chapters, and more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, and he is a recognized international expert in childhood sarcomas.


Research Projects:

Pathology review/research, Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee, Children's Oncology Group
Diagnostic and Prognostic Markers for Rhabdomyosarcoma, St. Baldrick's Foundation

Selected Publications:

The problems and promise of central pathology review: development of a standardized procedure for the Children's Oncology Group.
   LA Teot, R Sposto, A Khayat, S Qualman, G Reaman, D Parham
Pediatr Devel Pathol 10(3):199-207
Current Concepts in Pediatric Pathology
   DM Parham (guest editor)
Surgical Pathology Clinics, 3:455-876
Pediatric Neoplasia: Morphology and Biology
   DM Parham
Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia
Rhabdomyosarcomas in children and adults - an update.
   DM Parham, DE Ellison
Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1454-1465
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