Dr. Cordel Parris was born in Trinidad and Tobago. At an early age, Dr. Parris moved to New York, New York and finished high school. Through diligence and determination she began her journey at Brooklyn College in New York. Dr. Parris was recruited by Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She returned to New York after acquiring her doctoral degree and entered Albany Medical College where she completed her internship and residency programs.
Her interest in Cardiovascular Disease began when her neighbor suffered a stroke and subsequently died of a heart attack. Dr. Parris attended Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in West Virginia where she completed her Fellowship.
Awards: Baton Rouge General Nurses Excellence Award 2009
- Press Ganey
- Outstanding Student Leadership
- Steven Biko Awards
Hospitals: Baton Rouge General (Mid City and Bluebonnet)
Publications: Acetaminophen Protects Against Iron-Induced Cardiac Damage in Gerbils. Ernest M. Walker, Jr., Christopher P. Epling, Cordel Parris, Silvestre Cansino, Protip Ghosh, Devashish H. Desai, Ryan G. Morrison, Gary L. Wright, Paulette Wehner, Elsa I. Mangiarua, Sandra M. Walker and Eric R. Blough Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science 37:22-33 (2007)
Echocardiogram Parameters in the Iron Over-Load Gerbils
Effect of Experimental Hyperhomocysteinemia on Cardiac Structure and Function in the Rat. Ernest Walker, Jason Black, Cordel Parris, Elizabeth C. Bryda, Silvestre Cansino, Lisa Hunt, Jean Chappell, Paulette Wehner, Mark Studeny and Gary L. Wright Annals of Clinical & Laboratory Science 34:175-180 (2004)
Hypothermia in two cases with atypical Antipsychotics. Cordel Parris, et al, Alvin Steinman Journal of Clinical Pscyhiatry-January 2001.
Randomized Double-Blind Assessment of the ONSET and OFFSET of the Antiplatelet Effects of Ticagrelor Versus Clopidogrel in Patients With Stable Cornonary Disease: The ONSET/OFFSET Study. Paul A. Gurbel, Kevin P. Bliden, Kathleen Butler, Udaya S. Tantry, Tania Gesheff, Cheryl Wei, Renli Teng, Mark J. Antonino, Shankar B. Patil, Arun Karunakaran, Dean J. Kereiakes, Cordel Parris, Drew Purdy, Vance Wilson, Gary S. Ledley and Robert F. Storey Circulation. 120(25):2577-2585, December 22/29, 2009
Thin Body, Big Heart: Case report and review of the literature of cardiac abnormalities induced by anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Cordel Parris, Charles Meadows, and Tina Sias. Poster presentation at the 15th Annual Research Day at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, March 26th, 2002, 1st place-clinical Vignette Poster Presentation. Oral presentation West Virginia ACP/ASIM meeting May, 2002.
In addition, Dr. Parris is registered in Echocardiography
In 2004, Dr. Cordel Parris began practicing as an Invasive Cardiologist in Baton Rouge Parish.
On September 1, 2005, Parris Cardiovascular Center opened its doors at the Baton Rouge General Mid-City being the only female cardiologist in the area. Dr. Parris has a special interest in Women’s Health and men always welcomed.
Parris Cardiovascular Center specializes in providing the most innovative care to all patients. The office provides onsite:
- Nuclear Stress Testing
- Holter/Event Monitoring
- GXT (Graded Exercise Testing)
- Risk Assessments
- PT/INR testing
- Same Day – Visits
Dr. Parris also performs invasive studies:
Right and Left Heart Catheterizations
TEE (Transesophageal Echocardiograms)
Most insurances plans are welcome.
Dr. Cordel Parris is President-Founder of Parris Cardiovascular Center and the Women’s Health Education Foundation.