David O. Parrish, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama Medical School in Birmingham. He served in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Pensacola. After leaving active duty to join Bayfront Health, he affiliated with the United States Naval Reserve for many years, retiring at the rank of Navy Captain. Since 1987, David O. Parrish, MD, has contributed as faculty in the residency program, serving as director from 2001 to 2016.
Dr. Parrish served two terms as chief of the medical staff at Bayfront. He has held a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, completed the National Institute for Program Director Development, is AHA ACLS Affiliated Faculty and National Advisory Faculty for ALSO.