Groesbeck Parham

Groesbeck Parham, MDgroesbeck-parham-2014-web
Professor, OB/GYN


Research Interests

Groesbeck Parham, MD, FACOG is Professor of Ob-Gyn at UNC, Honorary Professor at the University of Zambia, and a U.S. board-certified gynecologic oncologist. A leader in cervical cancer prevention in resource-constrained settings, Dr. Parham’s team was among the first to provide such cervical screening and treatment services on a broad scale to HIV-infected women in sub-Saharan Africa. His program has now enrolled over 145,000 women across 25 Zambian sites, using resource-appropriate “see-and-treat” strategies (i.e., visual inspection with acetic acid [VIA] enhanced by digital cervicography). He has also worked with the Zambian Ministry of Health to develop strategies for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination countrywide, including a pilot program to vaccinate 25,000 girls through school-based approaches. Past projects have examined the association between HIV and cervical cancer, predictability of cervical lesion morphology for HIV status, and patterns in cervical HIV shedding following cryotherapy. He currently serves in an advisory role to the “Pink Ribbon, Red Ribbon” initiative led by the George W. Bush Institute, PEPFAR, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and UNAIDS. He has lived and worked in Zambia since 2005.

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