With an undergraduate background in psychology, Dr. Michael Parsa holds responsibilities at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso as an assistant professor of emergency medicine in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM). He maintains a strong volunteer commitment and has been a regularly scheduled physician with the El Paso Baptist Clinic over the past five years. Dr. Michael Parsa also volunteer with the PLFSOM Student-Run Clinic.
Dr. Parsa received his MD from the Creighton University School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. In 2002, he joined a community practice in Santa Barbara, and from 2006 to 2009, he served as a physician at Rumginae Hospital in Papua New Guinea. He worked in a developing country to address the serious, unmet medical needs of many people.
With a wide variety of professionally oriented publications to his credit, he counts “Rethinking HIV Risks among Women on the US/Mexico Border: Alcohol and Latina Sex Behavior” (Journal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention, 2015) among other such recent publications.