David Parrish, MD, FAAFP

Since 1987, David Parrish, MD has served on the faculty of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s graduate medical education programs. Currently, he is part of the core faculty for the Sports Medicine Fellowships. From 2001 to 2016, Dr. Parrish was the director of the hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program. During his time at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, he also served two terms as its chief of medical staff. Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Parrish is a member of the Bayfront Health Medical Group Family Medicine practice.

He received his B.S. in education from Auburn University (Alabama) and a master’s degree in pathology from the University of Alabama (Birmingham). He earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama and completed a family medicine residency program at the U.S. Naval Hospital (Pensacola).  For two years, he was a U.S. Navy family physician at Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) and later served as the director of residency training at the Naval Hospital (Charleston, South Carolina).

Dr. Parrish is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine  and has completed National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) training. His professional associations include the Pinellas County Medical Association, Florida Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.