David S. Parda, M.D., FACP is chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), System Chairman, West Penn Allegheny Health System Radiation Oncology Network and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Drexel University College of Medicine. He has developed 8 primary programs in radiation oncology (clinical program, technical program, clinical research program, IT program, residency training/education program, industry collaboration program, translational/correlative science program, community outreach program) to integrate a network of 9 radiation oncology clinics in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio with advanced technologies and data collection processes to optimize standard and advancing patient care. This has resulted in one of the nations most expert and comprehensive radiation oncology centers at AGH and throughout WPAHS Radiation Oncology Network recognized regionally and nationally as a leading academic radiation oncology program.
Dr. Parda received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in molecular biology and psychology from Vanderbilt University and his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and a residency in radiation oncology at Georgetown University and is board certified in both internal medicine and radiation oncology.
Through special training at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University's Lombardi Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Parda has acquired noted expertise in the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer. His clinical and research interests include breast cancer; colorectal cancer; head and neck cancer, including eye and orbit; Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT); Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART); functional and 4D data incorporation into radiation treatment planning; oncology information systems/electronic medical record integration processes; clinical trials and correlative/translational science research; medical education; quality assurance/peer review; and brachytherapy. Dr. Parda has held appointments as an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Georgetown University, MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is currently an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiation Oncology Programs. He is the Radiation Oncology Protocol Officer for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and NCI-sponsored Partial Breast Irradiation Clinical Trial, Vice Chairman of the NCI Central Institutional Review Board, an examiner for the American Board of Radiology Radiation Oncology Resident Oral Board Examination, a board member of the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology, a Director-At-Large on the Pennsylvania Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, a peer review consultant for the American Medical Foundation for Peer Review and Education, and Chairman of the Allegheny General Hospital Institutional Review Board.