Jonathon Parker, MD, PhD

Jonathon grew up in Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology at Dartmouth College, where he discovered a passion for medicine and biomedical research, completing an honor’s thesis investigating the transcriptional regulation of the cell cycle. Moving west, Jonathon then completed both his M.D. and Ph.D. training in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Colorado in Denver. Under the mentorship of neurosurgeon, Dr. Allen Waziri, Jonathon’s research focused on developing techniques for real-time imaging of glioblastoma tumor invasion to discover clinically targetable pathways. Outside of the hospital, Jonathon enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, exploring new cities, cooking, collecting antique photos, fly-fishing, and hiking.


2014-present Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford University
2008-2015 M.D. University of Colorado
2010-2013 Ph.D. Cancer Biology, University of Colorado
2005-2008 A.B. Biology, Dartmouth College, NH

Research Interests:

Neuro-oncology, glioblastoma, mechanisms of tumor invasion, personalized oncologic therapies, neuromodulatory approaches to epilepsy, and neural prosthetics

Program Completion:



2015 Alden Harken Basic Science Research Award, University of CO
2012 Best in Category Poster, Hematology & Oncology Section. Graduate Student Forum, University of CO
2011 Outstanding “At-Large” Poster Award. Graduate Student Forum
2010 Class of 2014 Best in Show Poster Award. Graduate Student Forum
2008 Christopher G. Reed Biologist Award
2008 James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar
2008 John G. Kemeny Computing Prize in Innovation



Jonathon Parker