|Education & Medical Training:|
|University of Seville School of Medicine|
|Saint Louis University Hospital|
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|Raul O. Parra, MD, is a board certified urologic oncologist specializing in cancers of the bladder, kidney and prostate. Dr. Parra, who came to Holy Name Medical Partners from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is one of the pioneers of minimally invasive surgery for urologic malignancies and performed the first laparoscopic removal for bladder cancer. He has been at the forefront of innovative laparoscopic and robotic procedures for prostate and kidney cancer used throughout the world today.|
Dr. Parra has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. At Holy Name, he is the Director of Urologic Oncology, as well as Medical Director of the Regional Cancer Center. He oversees the Center's comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and support services, including medical and radiation oncology, as well as clinical research trials.
In practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Parra was on staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering from 2008 until 2015, when he joined Holy Name. Prior to that, he was Chief of Urology at both St. Louis University Medical Center and Mayo Clinic–Jacksonville, Director of Urologic Oncology at Oregon Health and Science University, and Chief of Urology at Cooper University Hospital/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He also held academic appointments as Professor of Urology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Saint Louis University, the Mayo Clinical Medical School, Oregon Health and Science University and Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.
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