SGO ABOG Lecturer: Groesbeck Parham, MD

Special Events

Director, African Center of Excellence for Women’s Cancer Control
Lusaka, Zambia

Presentation Title: Creative disruption of the cervical cancer prevention status quo in an African nation: Lessons in international leadership.

Dr. Parham is a U.S. board certified gynecologic oncologist and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In Zambia, where he has lived and worked for the past 15 years, he founded the national cervical cancer prevention program, designed and implemented an HPV vaccine demonstration project for 25,000 school-age girls, launched a new division of gynecologic oncology at the University of Zambia, and initiated an IGCS-supported gynecologic oncology fellowship.

As an international expert on cervical cancer prevention in resource-constrained environments, Dr. Parham serves as an advisor to a number of major public health organizations and campaigns such as WHO (Committee To Eliminate Cervical Cancer), UNAIDS, U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and the Partnership To End AIDS and Cervical Cancer (formerly “Pink Ribbon, Red Ribbon”) led by the George W. Bush Institute. Dr. Parham collaborates with international investigators from organizations such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council (MRC), Research Triangle International (RTI) and Susan G. Komen (SGK) to study and implement practical public health solutions to cancer control problems in global regions of severe poverty.

Location: Kamehameha 3