Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, a pediatric critical care specialist at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, was recently selected as a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
“This is an enormous honor for both Dr. Parker and Stony Brook Children’s, as this designation goes only to physicians who have made outstanding achievements in the field of critical care medicine, including leadership, research and education,” said Margaret M. McGovern, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Parker accepted the honor at the SCCM’s 2014 Critical Care Congress with typical professionalism. “It’s humbling to join the ranks of the giants in critical care medicine,” she said.
Added Dr. McGovern, “We are fortunate to have such an outstanding leader of national and international stature for our pediatric critical care program, as well as a role model for our junior faculty and trainees.”
In Dr. Parker’s 35-plus-year career in medicine, she has directed Stony Brook’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit since 1995 and served as Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine from 2006 to 2011. Board certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine and pediatrics, she is currently is a Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Chief of the Critical Care Division at Stony Brook Children’s.
Before joining Stony Brook in 1991, she received her medical degree from Brown University and a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, where from 1982 to 1991 she ran its Critical Care Section. She has five times been selected as one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York.” A prolific researcher in critical care and pediatrics, Dr. Parker has authored some 60 research papers and authored or edited more than 30 book chapters.