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Dr. Fred Parrott

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Foundation Executive
Gynecologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Health Food
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
Education, Education And More Education Is The Best Way To Rescue Men From Prostate Cancer.

Birthplace

Born:
12/22/1934
Birth Location:
Houston, Texas

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Foundation Executive
Gynecologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Health Food
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
Education, Education And More Education Is The Best Way To Rescue Men From Prostate Cancer.

Birthplace

Born:
12/22/1934
Birth Location:
Houston
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Biography

Foundation executive and gynecologist Dr. Fred D. Parrott was born in Houston, Texas on December 22, 1934. After graduating from Jack Yates High School in 1944, Parrott enrolled at Howard University where he earned his B.S. degree in psychology in 1947. Following the completion of his undergraduate study, Parrott earned his M.S. degree in microbiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. During the early 1950s and during the Korean War, Parrott entered the Medical Service Corps of the United States Army , where he was stationed in Tokyo, Japan for two years while he worked as a bacteriologist. He also opened a tailor shop in Tokyo, fitting servicemen with Hong Kong made shirts. Parrott’s first employment in the medical field was working as the territory manager for Wyeth Pharmaceutical. In 1958, Parrott graduated from Meharry Medical College and became a fellow of the University of Minnesota Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Parrott moved to Los Angeles, California upon graduating and did an internship at the Los Angeles County Hospital before becoming a fellow at the University of Minnesota. After completing his fellowship, Parrott returned to Los Angles and began private practice.

In 1986, Parrott founded the "Real Men Cook" Foundation, whose mission was to increase the number of minority health care providers by awarding scholarships to students attending Historically Black College and University medical schools in the United States. In 1994, after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Parrott founded the Real Men Cook Foundation Center for Early Detection of Prostate Cancer. The Foundation’s goals expanded to increasing awareness and education of prostate cancer and prevention in inner city communities.

Parrott is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the Los Angeles Country Medical Association and the Charles R. Drew Medical Society. He is also a board member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a founding member of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition. Parrott is the recipient of the Back Heritage Award and President Medal of Honor from Howard University, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Meharry Medical College.

Dr. Fred D. Parrott was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on July 7, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Fred Parrott lists his parents' names
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Fred Parrott remembers his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Fred Parrott talks about his mother's relatives
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Fred Parrott remembers his mother's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Fred Parrott talks about the role of women in the family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his decision to attend medical school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his role as a student representative for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his father's dental practice
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Fred Parrott recalls his fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Fred Parrott talks about his relationship with his father
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Fred Parrott talks about his sister
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his experiences at Jack Yates Senior High School in Houston, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Fred Parrott remembers Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Fred Parrott recalls his U.S. military service in the Korean War
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Fred Parrott remembers Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Fred Parrott talks about his medical practice
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes the Real Men Cook Foundation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Fred Parrott recalls his and his father's prostate cancer diagnoses
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes the mission of the Real Men Cook Foundation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Fred Parrott talks about his collaboration with The Links, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his plans for the future
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dr. Fred Parrott describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Dr. Fred Parrott remembers his religious upbringing
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Dr. Fred Parrott talks about his organizational involvement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Dr. Fred Parrott reflects upon his life