Margaret G.K. Parker, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Margaret Parker

Biography

Margaret Parker, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Neonatology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She was initially appointed in 2010 and since 2014 she has lectured part time at Harvard Medical School. Before coming to Boston University she served as both a Clinical Fellow and a Pediatric Health Services Research Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. Early on in her career, she was singled out for her prowess as an educator and as a medical resident. This trend has continued as she constantly seeks to innovate the medical industry such as developing clinical guidelines for apnea of prematurity and criteria for discharge. Dr. Parker also mentors students, gives lectures, and serves an Investigator for clinical trials.

Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • University of California, San Diego, BS

Publications

  • Published on 9/3/2019

    Parker MG, Greenberg LT, Edwards EM, Ehret D, Belfort MB, Horbar JD. National Trends in the Provision of Human Milk at Hospital Discharge Among Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Sep 03. PMID: 31479097.

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  • Published on 8/30/2019

    Kalluri NS, Burnham LA, Lopera AM, Stickney DM, Combs GL, Levesque BM, Philipp BL, Parker MG. A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Mother's Milk Use in an Inner-City NICU. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Sep-Oct; 4(5):e204. PMID: 31745507.

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  • Published on 6/18/2019

    Parker MG, Burnham LA, Melvin P, Singh R, Lopera AM, Belfort MB, Moses JM, Gupta M. Addressing Disparities in Mother's Milk for VLBW Infants Through Statewide Quality Improvement. Pediatrics. 2019 Jul; 144(1). PMID: 31213519.

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  • Published on 6/1/2019

    Parker MG, Melvin P, Graham DA, Gupta M, Burnham LA, Lopera AM, Zera CA, Belfort MB. Timing of First Milk Expression to Maximize Breastfeeding Continuation Among Mothers of Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun; 133(6):1208-1215. PMID: 31135736.

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  • Published on 5/9/2019

    Parker MG, Melvin P, Graham DA, Gupta M, Burnham LA, Lopera AM, Zera CA, Belfort MB. Timing of First Milk Expression to Maximize Breastfeeding Continuation Among Mothers of Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 May 09. PMID: 31083114.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Belfort MB, Edwards EM, Greenberg LT, Parker MG, Ehret DY, Horbar JD. Diet, weight gain, and head growth in hospitalized US very preterm infants: a 10-year observational study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 May 01; 109(5):1373-1379. PMID: 30997514.

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  • Published on 1/4/2019

    Leeman KT, Barbas K, Strauss J, Adams S, Sussman-Karten K, Kelly A, Parker MGK, Hansen A. Improving Access to Lactation Consultation and Early Breast Milk Use in an Outborn NICU. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Jan-Feb; 4(1):e130. PMID: 30937412.

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  • Published on 11/6/2018

    Howard MB, Wachman E, Levesque EM, Schiff DM, Kistin CJ, Parker MG. The Joys and Frustrations of Breastfeeding and Rooming-In Among Mothers With Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 12; 8(12):761-768. PMID: 30401783.

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  • Published on 10/6/2018

    Parker MG, Lopera AM, Kalluri NS, Kistin CJ. "I Felt Like I Was a Part of Trying to Keep My Baby Alive": Perspectives of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black Mothers in Providing Milk for Their Very Preterm Infants. Breastfeed Med. 2018 Oct 06. PMID: 30299981.

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  • Published on 9/28/2018

    Parker MG, Gupta M, Melvin P, Burnham LA, Lopera AM, Moses JM, Litt JS, Belfort MB. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Mother's Milk Feeding for Very Low Birth Weight Infants in Massachusetts. J Pediatr. 2019 01; 204:134-141.e1. PMID: 30274926.

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