Dr. Eva Rawlings Parker joined Franklin Dermatology Group in 2010, becoming a full partner the following year. A native of Joelton, Tennessee, Dr. Parker attended high school at Harpeth Hall. As an undergraduate at the University of Denver, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She then attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, graduating in 2002 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After completing a one-year internship in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Dr. Parker moved to Chicago to complete her residency in dermatology at Northwestern University.
After residency, Dr. Parker practiced in the Chicago-area at Loyola University Medical Center, where she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program, and Director of the Inpatient Dermatology Consultation Service. During this time, Dr. Parker was also very active in the dermatology community, volunteering her time to teach residents, serving as Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Chicago Dermatological Society, and authoring articles for medical journals and patient-oriented publications. Dr. Parker then transitioned into private-practice at Southwest Dermatology in Orland Park, Illinois. In 2010, she and her husband happily moved back to Tennessee to be closer to their families.
Dr. Parker is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is President of the Nashville Dermatology Society. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Tennessee Medical Association, and American Medical Association. Her practice philosophy centers around comprehensive dermatological care with an emphasis on patient education. Her medical interests include skin cancer detection and surgery, pediatric and geriatric dermatology, skin manifestations of internal disease, psoriasis, and acne. Additionally, Dr. Parker also combines her medical knowledge with an artful eye in providing cosmetic services to her patients including Botox, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, and laser therapy — tools she uses to rejuvenate her patients with natural-looking results. Since joining the medical community in Middle Tennessee, Dr. Parker has continued to author articles in medical journals and has contributed to the “Ask an Expert” column in the Tennessean. In 2013, she was honored in the Toast of Music City in the “Best Dermatologist” category.
Dr. Parker lives in Brentwood with her husband, Stephen, also a Tennessee native. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her rescued racing greyhounds. Dr. Parker is also a passionate hockey fan, who also enjoys travel, cooking, and gardening. She and her husband are proud supporters of several local charities including Best Buddies of Tennessee and Greyhound Pets of America.