Michael Parker
Michael J. Parker, MD
Associate Dean for Online Learning

A physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Parker is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS and was formerly the senior interactive media architect in the HMS Center for Educational Technology. Dr. Parker received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Before becoming a physician, he worked in the software industry and then studied exercise physiology at University of Colorado while performing biomechanical analysis of U.S. team cyclists at the Olympic Training Center. He went to medical school at the University of Colorado and returned to Boston for internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. A former Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, Dr. Parker is an accomplished teacher, combining his computer science and medical knowledge to create animations and simulations that enhance the teaching and learning of complex medical concepts. He has received local and national recognition for his work.