Dr. Parkus was recognized as a Top Doctor by TX Top Docs of 2019 and 2020. He has also been the recipient of the Crystal Award for Exceptional Patient Satisfaction from CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth. Dr. Parkus is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery. His clinical interests include advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He specializes in abdominal surgery, breast surgery, advanced hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, trauma, and critical care.
Dr. Parkus earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. His residency training in General Surgery was at the University Of South Florida School Of Medicine and did his fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Dr. Parkus is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Eastern Association of Surgical Trauma, Texas Medical Association, Jefferson County Medical Society, and Regional Advisory Council for RAC-R.
Dr. Parkus and Dr. Kavouspour formed a General Surgery partnership called Surgical Critical Care Associates, located in Beaumont, Texas, in 1999 and was later joined by Dr. Wooten in 2009.
-Founding Partner Surgical Critical Care Associates
-Director of Trauma Service CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital
-Director of Surgical Intensive Care Unit CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital
-Chairman of Trauma Committee CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital
-Member of Medical Executive Committee CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital
Education and Training:
-California State University Long Beach 1985
-Emory University School of Medicine 1990
Residency General Surgery:
-University of South Florida School of Medicine 1990-1995
Chief Resident Surgery:
-University of South Florida 1995
Fellowship Trauma/Surgical Critical Care:
-Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1996-1997
Instructor Of Surgery (Trauma /Critical Care):
-Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1997
-American Board of Surgery, General Surgery 1995 (Recertification 2005, 2015)
-Surgical Critical Care 1997
-Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
-Advanced Cardiac Life Support
-da Vinci XI® Robotic Surgery