Groesbeck Parham - BVGH Board of Directors

Groesbeck Parham

Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill;
Founder of Cervical Cancer Prevention Program and African Center of Excellence for Women’s Cancer Control (Zambia)

Groesbeck Parham is a Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Honorary Professor at the University of Zambia. With vast leadership experience in cervical cancer prevention in resource-limited settings, he led the first broad-scale cervical cancer screening and treatment program for HIV-infected women in sub-Saharan Africa

In 2005, Groesbeck moved to Lusaka, Zambia to address cervical cancer prevention through extensive screening, vaccination, and treatment programs. His familiarity working with governments, NGOs, academia, and patients have influenced Groesbeck’s comprehensive approach to global health.

Groesbeck completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to finishing an urogynecology fellowship at the University of London and Khartoum Teaching Hospital in Sudan, and a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to moving to Zambia, Groesbeck served as director of the divisions of gynecologic oncology at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine.

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