J. Kellogg Parsons, MD, MHS, FACS is a board-certified urologist and Professor of Surgery at the UC San Diego Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Parsons completed his residency and fellowship training at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and an undergraduate degree in history from Stanford University.
Dr. Parsons specializes in prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and is an expert in cryosurgery, laser surgery, robotic surgery, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the prostate. He has published over 130 scientific research articles, edited four medical textbooks, received multiple government research grants, and serves on the editorial boards of two scientific journals. He was selected for the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine‘s Top Doctors list for six consecutive years (2010 to 2015). He has won numerous awards for his scientific research, lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Asia, serves on several committees for the American Urological Association, and is the Vice Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Expert Panel on Clinical Guidelines for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer.
Dr. Parsons is also the author of the award-winning novel DOING HARM (St. Martin’s Press, 2014) and the forthcoming novel UNDER THE KNIFE (St. Martin’s Press, 2017).