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Brett Colton Parker, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery


Achalasia, Advanced Laparoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Barrett's Esophagus, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Foregut Surgery, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastroparesis, General Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, LINX, Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery, Paraesophageal Hernia, Transoral Incisionless Fundoplications (TIF), Ventral Hernia more

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Appointment Phone: 202-895-1440
5215 Loughboro Road NW
Suite 150
Washington, DC 20016 map
Fax: 410-367-2247


Dr. Brett Parker is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained minimally invasive advanced gastrointestinal and foregut surgeon. 

Dr. Parker is an expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques including advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, as well as therapeutic flexible endoscopy. He is interested in promoting the evolving indications for surgical repair of paraesophageal hernias, as well as adjunct procedures surgeons can use to reduce recurrence rates.  He offers a wide range of interventions for GERD, and promotes early surgical referral to discuss and tailor therapy to individual patient circumstances.  He is widely published on the surgical outcomes of foregut surgery, emerging technologies and innovation, as well as surgical simulation and skills transfer. 

As a member of the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in the Greater Washington Area, Dr. Parker is dedicated to the best, individualized, patient outcomes.

Learn more about Dr. Parker and his partners within the Johns Hopkins Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Johns Hopkins Heartburn Center and the Johns Hopkins Motility and Neurogastroenterology Center. more


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

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  • MD; St George's University School of Medicine (2014)


  • General Surgery; SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (2019)


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery; Providence Portland Medical Center (2020)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery) (2019)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Reavis, K., & Parker, BC. Managing GERD in Difficult Situations: Redo Surgery. In Benign Esophageal Disease: Modern Surgical Approaches and Techniques (D.Camacho, Ed.). Springer Nature.

Swanstrom, L., & Parker, BC. Surgery for Esophageal Motor Disorders- Achalasia/DES/Jackhammer and EGJOO. In The Esophagus, 6th Edition (D.Castell, Ed.). Wiley Publishing Company.

Fung, E., & Parker, BC. Esophageal Achalasia: Endolumenal Therapy (R. B. Lim, Ed.). In Multidisciplinary Approach to Common Surgical Problems. Springer Science.

Rosser J, Parker BC, Vignesh V. Medical Applications of Drones for Disaster Relief: A Review of the Literature. Surgical Technology International. 33.

Rosser, James C, et al. Surgical and Medical Applications of Drones: A Comprehensive Review. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, vol. 22, no. 2, 2018, doi:10.4293/JSLS.2018.00018.

Activities & Honors


  • SAGES/IRCAD France Visiting Fellowship Award
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Resident Achievement Award, 2017


  • Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2019 - 2019
  • American Foregut Society
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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