Glenn S. Parker, MD FACS, FASCRS
Dr. Glenn Parker is Vice Chairman of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. N.J.
He maintains academic positions as Associate Professor of General Surgery and Oncology Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and St. George’s University School of Medicine. In his role as Professor, he is responsible for teaching medical students and residents compassionate care and the latest advances in surgery.
Dr. Parker was awarded the prestigious Theodore Kocher Award by the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Chief Residents "given for meticulous surgical technique and outstanding clinical judgment'' and both the volunteer faculty award for teaching Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson medical students and the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society.
Dr. Parker specializes in the most advanced minimally invasive approach to patients with colon and rectal disease. Laparoscopy and open colorectal surgery is used for the treatment of colon and rectal cancer, benign polyps, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel disease. He uses both medical and surgical techniques in the management of hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence and other anal rectal diseases. Colonoscopy is performed for screening, diagnosis and therapy in the evaluation of the colon and rectum.
Dr. Parker has been recognized for his abilities in minimally invasive-laparoscopic surgery and was selected to teach both nationally and internationally. Castle Connolly, Consumers' Research Council of America has named Dr. Parker one of America's Top Surgeons for the past five years and Top Doctor in New Jersey for the last ten years.
His college education was at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey -George H. Cook Honors Program, New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating Cum Laude. This was followed by a medical degree from UMNDJ-Robert Wood Johnson, Piscataway, New Jersey. General Surgical training as a Resident and Chief Resident was obtained at the State University of New York-Kings County located in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Parker then went on to expand his expertise in Colon and Rectal Surgery as a fellow at Saint Francis Medical Center- University of Connecticut School of Medicine in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Dr. Parker is Board Certified as a diplomat and fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is Vice President of the Medical Staff at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and on numerous hospital committees helping to define best practices, safety, outcomes and quality improvement. Dr. Parker has helped in the development of state of the art medical devices and was instrumental with the creation of a stapling device to aid patients with rectal cancer to help avoid a colostomy. Current research projects include: Precision Medicine to improve responsiveness to chemotherapy with colon and rectal cancer, Liquid DNA for early detection of cancer recurrence and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery with the use of non-narcotics thereby avoiding opioids.