William C Parks, PhD

Affiliate Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences (Primary department)
Affiliate Professor, School of Medicine
Dr. Parks is a Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice Chair for Research, and Scientific Director of the Women's Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Professor of Medicine at UCLA. In addition to his affiliate position in DEOHS, Dr. Parks is an Affiliate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Washington, and an Affiliate Investigator at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Hospital.

Contact Information

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd, A9403
Los Angeles, CA 90048-
Tel: 424-315-4307


Research Interests

  • Inflammation biology with an emphasis on macrophage activation
    Host response to inhaled particles and infectious organisms
    Cigarette smoke-induced lung disease
    Extracellular proteolysis
    Tissue repair, fibrosis, and extracellular matrix biology


PhD, <unknown>, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1982
BA, Biology, University of St. Thomas, 1976


Role of specific MMPs in affecting macrophage destructive activity in lung disease
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