David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP
AssociateE Director, Family Medicine
Residency, Bayfront Health, St Petersburg, Florida
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Board Certified with Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine
Dr. David Parrish currently serves as Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency and has also served as Director of the Residency
and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Bayfront Medical Center in St Petersburg, Florida.
He has been faculty in the residency for 30 years and Residency Director 2002-2016. As Director he was responsible for 24 residents 2 fellows and 7 full time faculty.
Leadership positions he has held in the organization include Chief of the Medical Staff for 4 years, Chair of IRB for 8 years as well as multiple committees and community endeavors.
He has received the AJ Gorday award, which is the highest award given by the medical staff.
Before joining Bayfront residency as faculty he established Family Medicine at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and was faculty in a US Navy residency in Charleston, SC. On leaving the active duty Navy he continued in the US Navy Reserves, serving twice as Directorate of Health Services for two different multi state regions, and Reserve Commanding Officer for Navy Hospital Jacksonville, Fl and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md near Washington, D.C. He assumed Command of NNMC a few weeks after the attacks of 9/11/2001.
Following the 2 year tour at NNMC he was recalled to Active duty for one year. CAPT Parrish has received many awards and medals for his service.
Dr Parrish teaches in the residency daily and lectures frequently. He has taught ACLS and ALSO for many years as National Faculty. He has lectured on many topics from wilderness medicine to women's health. He especially likes to mentor emerging leaders
and those interested in a life of service and organizational command leadership.
Dr David Parrish was born and raised in a small town in Alabama. Public high school and a BS degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University were earned
before being drafted to serve the US Army. Using his GI Bill he completed a Master's Degree at UAB in Pathology followed by Medical School.
Returning to the military he completed a Family Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola.
Other than continuing education courses, he completed the NIPDD (National Institute for Program Director Development). Dr Parrish is a recognized speaker,
author and is Family Physician to many patients.
Samuel N. Grief, MD, FCFP, FAAFP
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Grief is a board-certified family physician for 25 years. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Grief has worked in private practice,
urgent care and academic family medicine. A Diplomate of The American Board of Family Medicine and Fellow of both the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the American
Academy of Family Physicians, his current appointment is associate professor of clinical family medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Grief was named one of Chicago's Top Doctors in 2012 by Chicago magazine and in 2013 one of America's Top Doctors by Castle and Connolly.
Dr. Grief's sees patients of all ages. His primary interests are in obesity and endocrinology, particularly diabetes management. He is co-author of "The End of Obesity",
a self-help book for patients.
His most current interest is lifestyle modification and motivational interviewing, with an emphasis on promoting wellness.
Dr. Grief has authored many articles pertaining to preventive health care. Dr. Grief has lectured for local, regional and national audiences under the auspices of the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine.