Johnathon Seth Parham, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Johnathon Parham is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied biology and history at university. His historical focus was that of the ancient world, primarily the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. After University he completed medical school at LSUHSC New Orleans, earning his doctorate of medicine. During his internal medicine residency, he was awarded the Spirit of the Program award.

He subsequently completed a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and lipid research at Washington University in St. Louis, studying lipid metabolism and cardiometabolic disease under Anne Goldberg and Richard Ostlund, Jr. During this time, he investigated the effect of PCSK9 inhibition on whole body cholesterol metabolism in humans. Also, he developed a protocol for inpatient hypernatremia management.

Dr. Parham further built upon the overlap between cardiology and endocrinology by pursuing a fellowship in preventive cardiology at New York University. During his year at NYU, he learned the nuances of preventive cardiology, complex genetic lipid disorders, and refractory hypertension. He has published in such journals as Circulation Research and has completed several invited book chapters, most recently that of Therapeutic Lipidology second edition, He is a member of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, the Endocrine Society and National Lipid Association. He has presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. He is a diplomat of the American board of internal medicine and is also board certified in Endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism.

In his spare time, Dr. Parham enjoys cycling, reading historical fiction, traveling, writing, and spending time with his duck tolling retrievers. He particularly enjoys the history of medicine and researching his Cajun ancestry.