“I believe there are two types of pain, cancerous and non-cancerous. Historically we have treated all pain the same, using opioid therapy, which has led to a nationwide epidemic.  My focus is wellness; utilizing my class IV laser, I emphasize healing from the cellular level.” – Dr. Ron Parris

Dual Board Certification

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic/Acute Pain Therapies
  • Class IV Laser Therapy
  • Wellness & Weight Management
  • Migraine/Headache Management

Education

Fellowship

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pain Medicine
2010-2011

Residency

University of Chicago Hospital
Anesthesiology & Critical Care
1992-1995

Internship

Presbyterian Medical Center
Internal Medicine
1991-1992

Medical School

Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
1987-1991

Undergraduate School

Morehouse College
Bachelor’s Degree, Biology Pre-Med
1979-1983

Professional Association

Harris County Medical Society
2007-Present

Academic Appointments

University of Texas M.S. Anderson Cancer Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
2005-2010

Biography

Double-boarded in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Dr. Parris is a Patient-Centric Medical Director with expertise leading a respected pain management private practice. With expert knowledge of medical best practices, treatments, and therapies, he posses excellent patient assessment and diagnosis skills as well as a commitment to patient advocacy, education and quality care. An experienced Medical Director and Assistant Professor at The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Center, he is a seasoned Medical Director who leads by example. He fosters educational and research partnerships in the exchange of published scientific data and other medical and scientific data. An interventional pain management thought leader and subject matter expert with experience as a keynote speaker and key option leader; He is an energetic M.D. excited to embrace a new challenge!