Donna M. Parker, M.D., Associate Dean


Donna M. Parker, M.D.
Associate Dean for Diversity and Health Equity
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Biographical Sketch

Dr. Parker has moved to Pediatrics at Tower Square. She is no longer practicing at Eastside Community Practice.  If you would like to schedule a medical appointment for your child with Dr. Parker, please call (352) 733-1770

Dr. Donna Parker is the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters, Dawn-Marie and Yana. She is also a general pediatrician at UF/Shands Pediatrics at Tower Square and Associate Dean for Minority Affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Parker was born in Jamaica where she attended High School. She immigrated to the United States to attend college and received her Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Florida International University in 1986. She came to Gainesville in 1986 where she studied at the University of Florida College of Medicine and earned her M.D. degree in 1990. She then completed her residency in Pediatrics at Shands, UF.

For five years she worked at the Alachua County Health Department as a Pediatrician, then returned to the University of Florida in her current positions.

She is motivated by the ever increasing needs of minority children, adolescents and young adults for healthcare, education, nurturing and mentoring. She receives support from her family, close friends, colleagues and co-workers.