Dr. Brandon Parker joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2022. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he graduated cum laude in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in business administration. During his time there, he worked on research using blood volume to quantify the CD34 cell counts of pre-apheresis and final apheresis products for bone marrow transplant patients. He went on to work as a scribe in emergency departments in College Station and San Antonio, gaining broad perspective of the diversity of physical and emotional needs with which patients present. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Long School of Medicine, San Antonio in 2019. During medical school he was involved in many organizations.
He developed a special interest in mentorship as a Mentor in Medicine, where he was selected as a mentor to underclassman, spending his fourth year guiding them through the challenges of medical school. He also became the president of the Student Run Free Clinics which provided free care to unfunded and underserved populations of San Antonio. Dr. Parker chose to pursue Internal Medicine and completed his internship and residency at University of Texas Dell Medical School in Austin, Texas. His key interests are hospital-based palliative medicine, care of underserved populations, and medical education with a passion for mentorship. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn son. As a family they enjoy walks in the park, traveling, visiting with friends and extended family, and watching Texas A&M football.