Michael Parsons, MD

Assoc Vice President, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: mparsons@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-0828

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  • MD, Medicine, Wayne State University, 1977

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Recent Publications

  • Manivannan, S.Dadlani, G.Parsons, M.Crisan, L.Belogolovkin, V.Sastry, N.Guglin, M. Surgical repair of atrial septal defect with severe pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy: a case report with literature review. Cardiology in the young. 22(5) : 493-8, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22717278
  • Deutsch, AB.Twitty, P.Downes, K.Parsons, MT. Assessment of the alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient as a screening test for pulmonary embolism in pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 203(4) : 373.e1-4, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20554265
  • Wyckoff ET, Parsons MT Asymptomatic Small Bowel Injury in a Pregnant Woman via Intrauterine Device Perforation The Female Patient. , 2010.
  • Politz, LB.Chez, RA.Parsons, MT.Huffman, K. The effect of a pill inserter on vaginal misoprostol dosing. The Journal of maternal-fetal medicine. 10(5) : 332-4, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11730497
  • Hoffman, MS.Parsons, M.Gunasekaran, S.Cavanagh, D. Distal external iliac lymph nodes in early cervical cancer. Obstetrics and gynecology. 94(3) : 391-4, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10472865
  • Parsons, MT.Mahoney, C.Weathers, LS. Family suite: an innovative method to provide inexpensive postpartum care. Health care management review. 24(4) : 65-9, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10572790
  • Lynch C, Fiorica JV, Shashy BS, Parsons MT, Hoffman MS, Cavanagh D The effect of benign gynecologic surgery on serum Ca-125 J Pelvic Surgery. 5(3) : 143-5, 1999.
  • Hoffman, MS.Gunesakaran, S.Arango, H.DeCesare, S.Fiorica, JV.Parsons, M.Cavanagh, D. Lateral microscopic extension of squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva. Gynecologic oncology. 73(1) : 72-5, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10094883
  • Nguyen, T.Diveky, L.Fedirko, B.Kowalski, W.Mehendale, R.Pak, SC.Parsons, M.Wilson, L. Diurnal changes in plasma prolactin during the last one third of pregnancy in the baboon. American journal of primatology. 47(3) : 231-9, 1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10075437
  • Fejgin, MD.Pak, SC.Flouret, G.Parsons, MT.Wilson, L. Comparison of the in vivo activity of different oxytocin antagonists in the pregnant baboon. Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation. 5(5) : 251-4, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9773400
  • Diebel, ND.Parsons, MT.Spellacy, WN. The effects of Betamethasone on white blood cells during pregnancy with PPROM. Journal of perinatal medicine. 26(3) : 204-7, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9773380
  • Kowalski, WB.Parsons, MT.Pak, SC.Wilson, L. Morphine inhibits nocturnal oxytocin secretion and uterine contractions in the pregnant baboon. Biology of reproduction. 58(4) : 971-6, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9546727
  • Kowalski, WB.Diveky, L.Mehendale, R.Parsons, M.Wilson, L. Effect of pregnancy on the metabolic clearance rate and the volume of distribution of oxytocin in the baboon. The American journal of physiology. 274(5 Pt 1) : E791-5, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9612235
  • Busowski, JD.Parsons, MT. Amniotomy to induce labor. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 38(2) : 246-58, 1995. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7554592
  • Williams, JK.Rosemurgy, AS.Albrink, MH.Parsons, MT.Stock, S. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in pregnancy. A case report. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 40(3) : 243-5, 1995. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7776316
  • Fejgin, MD.Pak, SC.Warnell, C.Flouret, G.Parsons, MT.Wilson, L. Oxytocin antagonist inhibitory effect on the rat and baboon uterus may be overcome by prostaglandins. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 171(4) : 1076-80, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7943074
  • Parsons, MT.Hill, DA. The benefits of using the loop ligature (Endoloop) laparoscopic sterilization procedure in a residency program. Journal of gynecologic surgery. 10(1) : 15-20, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10172060
  • Carlan, SJ.O'Brien, WF.Parsons, MT.Lense, JJ. Preterm premature rupture of membranes: a randomized study of home versus hospital management. Obstetrics and gynecology. 81(1) : 61-4, 1993. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8416463
  • Pietrantoni, M.Parsons, MT.O'Brien, WF.Collins, E.Knuppel, RA.Spellacy, WN. Peritoneal closure or non-closure at cesarean. Obstetrics and gynecology. 77(2) : 293-6, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1988896
  • Wilson, L.Parsons, MT.Flouret, G. Forward shift in the initiation of the nocturnal estradiol surge in the pregnant baboon: is this the genesis of labor? American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 165(5 Pt 1) : 1487-98, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1957886
  • Wilson, L.Parsons, MT.Flouret, G. Inhibition of oxytocin-induced uterine contractions by an oxytocin antagonist in the pregnant baboon. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 165(2) : 456-60, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1872358
  • Carlan, SJ.Wyble, L.Lense, J.Mastrogiannis, DS.Parsons, MT. Fetal head molding. Diagnosis by ultrasound and a review of the literature. Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 11(2) : 105-11, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1890466
  • Pietrantoni, M.Angel, JL.Parsons, MT.McClain, L.Arango, HA.Spellacy, WN. Human fetal response to vibroacoustic stimulation as a function of stimulus duration. Obstetrics and gynecology. 78(5 Pt 1) : 807-11, 1991. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1923202
  • Wilson, L.Parsons, MT.Flouret, G. Inhibition of spontaneous uterine contractions during the last trimester in pregnant baboons by an oxytocin antagonist. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 163(6 Pt 1) : 1875-82, 1990. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2256498
  • Cejtin, HE.Parsons, MT.Wilson, L. Cocaine use and its effect on umbilical artery prostacyclin production. Prostaglandins. 40(3) : 249-57, 1990. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2247615
  • Wilson, L.Parsons, MT.Ouano, L.Flouret, G. A new tocolytic agent: development of an oxytocin antagonist for inhibiting uterine contractions. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 163(1 Pt 1) : 195-202, 1990. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2375344
  • Wenstrom, KD.Parsons, MT. The prevention of meconium aspiration in labor using amnioinfusion. Obstetrics and gynecology. 73(4) : 647-51, 1989. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2927860
  • Parsons, MT.Winegar, A.Siefert, L.Spellacy, WN. Pregnancy outcomes in short women. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 34(5) : 357-61, 1989. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2732984
  • Parsons, MT.Lindsey, R.Palumbo, T.Lambert, B.Spellacy, WN.Wilson, L. Prostaglandin production and contractile response of umbilical arteries in preeclamptic pregnancies with and without intrauterine growth retardation. American journal of perinatology. 5(3) : 220-5, 1988. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3132931
  • Kolder, VE.Gallagher, J.Parsons, MT. Court-ordered obstetrical interventions. The New England journal of medicine. 316(19) : 1192-6, 1987. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3574370
  • Parsons, MT.Owens, CA.Spellacy, WN. Thermic effects of tocolytic agents: decreased temperature with magnesium sulfate. Obstetrics and gynecology. 69(1) : 88-90, 1987. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3796926
  • Parsons, AK.Sauer, MV.Parsons, MT.Tunca, J.Spellacy, WN. Appendectomy at cesarean section: a prospective study. Obstetrics and gynecology. 68(4) : 479-82, 1986. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3748495
  • Sampson, MB.James, JA.Parsons, MT.Zuidema, LJ.Work, BA. Configuration of the fetal electrocardiogram in ambulatory women in labor monitored with wideband telemetry. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 30(11) : 854-6, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4078819
  • Parsons, MT.Spellacy, WN. Prospective randomized study of x-ray pelvimetry in the primigravida. Obstetrics and gynecology. 66(1) : 76-9, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4011073
  • Sauer, M.Steere, A.Parsons, MT. Hyperparathyroidism in pregnancy with sonographic documentation of a parathyroid adenoma. A case report. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 30(8) : 615-7, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3900387
  • Parsons, MT.Zucker, AJ.Spellacy, WN. Intraligamentous pregnancy. A case report. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 28(11) : 801-3, 1983. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6655640


  • Teaching Excellence (AOA - 2012)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award in Medical Student Education (Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) - 2011)
  • National Facu1ty Award for Excellence in Resident Education (Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) - 2009)
  • National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education (Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG - 1997)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award in Medical Student Education (Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) - 1996)
  • National Faculty Award for Excellence in Residence Education (Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) - 1996)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award - Maternal Fetal Medicine Division (Senior Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents University of South Florida College of Medicine - 1995)
  • Outstanding Faculty Instructor of the Year (Maternal Fetal 1990 Medicine Fellows University of South Florida College of Medicine - 1990)
  • "Golden Apple Award" to the Outstanding Faculty Teacher (Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents University of Illinois College of Medicine - 1988)
  • Best Resident Award (Obstetrics and Gynecology Department William Beaumont Hospital - 1981)