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)