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 combining medicine and research. Moving west, Jonathon completed both his M.D. and Ph.D. training in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Colorado. Under the mentorship of neurosurgeon, Dr. Allen Waziri, Jonathon’s research focused on developing techniques for real-time imaging of brain tumor cell invasion to discover clinically targetable pathways.

Jonathon has focused his training and research on minimally invasive treatments for epilepsy and movement disorders in adults and children, completing an enfolded fellowship with Dr. Gerald Grant and Dr. Casey Halpern. Guided by his surgical mentors, Jonathon has utilized state of the art approaches to improve epilepsy surgery by combing SEEG, 3D printing, whole brain tractography, and navigated operative exoscopes to guide safe surgical resections of epileptic foci. Jonathon’s research revolves around optimizing brain mapping techniques for intracranial evaluation of epileptic foci and understudying the basic neurophysiology of brain stimulation.

Outside of the hospital, Jonathon enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, exploring new cities, visiting national parks, cooking, road-trips, fly-fishing, hiking, and learning to play the Banjo.


2015-Current Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford University
2019-2020 Epilepsy and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Fellow (Enfolded), Stanford Hospital and Clinics
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:

Epilepsy, Brain Mapping, Neuromodulation for Epilepsy, Mechanisms of Brain Stimulation, Pediatric Movement Disorders, Neuro-Oncology, Personalized Neuro-Oncology, Brain Monitoring

Program Completion:



2019-2020 Tashia and John Morgridge Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Translational Medicine
2017 Henry Newman Award, Best Clinical Paper, San Francisco Neurological Society
2015 Alden Harken Basic Science Research Award, University of Colorado
2008 Christopher G. Reed Biologist Award, Dartmouth College
2008 James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, Dartmouth College
2008 John G. Kemeny Computing Prize in Innovation, Dartmouth College



Jonathon Parker