Dr William Parker
British Heart Foundation Clinical Training Fellow, Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield
Dr William Parker MA PhD DHMSA MRCS MRCP is British Heart Foundation clinical training research fellow in cardiology at the University of Sheffield and honorary registrar in cardiology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified in medicine from Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2011.
Alongside an academic interest in the clinical pharmacology of coronary thrombosis, he has developed a growing second specialism in the history of medicine, focusing on the history of cardiology and cardiac surgery. Completing the diploma of history of medicine of the Society of Apothecaries in 2019, including a dissertation on the history of cardiac surgery in Sheffield, he was awarded both the Maccabaean Prize and Osler Lectureship. He now fulfils leadership roles within the field, including member of the executive committee, faculty of the history and philosophy of medicine and pharmacy, Society of Apothecaries; member of the Archive Committee, British Cardiovascular Society; and guest editor for 2022 of the British Society for the History of Medicine’s journal ‘Topics in the History of Medicine’.