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  • Theodore V. Parran, M.D.

    Dr. Ted Parran, born and raised in Cleveland Heights, is a 1978 graduate with honors in history from Kenyon College and a 1982 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Baltimore City Hospital of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following his residency, Dr. Parran was selected to be the medical chief resident and in 1987 he received the Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award from the Department of Medicine. In 1988, he returned to Cleveland and the faculty of the CWRU School of Medicine.

    Dr. Parran pursues several areas of special interest in medical education, including: doctor–patient communication and the development of professionalism, faculty development, continuing medical education and addiction medicine.

    In addition, Dr. Parran is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine, and his group practice provides medical directorship services to several substance abuse treatment programs throughout Northeast Ohio. Notably, Dr.Parran has been the co-medical Director for Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Community Health Center since 1988. He is widely published and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences for the past three decades.

    He established the Addiction Fellowship Program at CWRU School of Medicine in 1994, and is a core faculty member in the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at University Hospitals and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center.

    At the CWRU School of Medicine, Dr. Parran has served as the co-director of the Tuesday Seminars Program since 1994, the Communications Skills Curriculum co-director since 1992 and the medical director of the Program in Continuing Medical Education since 1994. In 2023, he was appointed as the co-director of the School of Medicine’s new Addictions Pathway. In 2007, he was named as the inaugural Isabel and Carter Wang Professor and Chair in Medical Education, and in 2018 received the School of Medicine’s outstanding pre-clinical faculty teaching award.

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    Internal Medicine
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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