Emily Parke, DO, is board certified in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology, trained in medical acupuncture, and specializes in Functional Medicine. She is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.
Dr. Parke earned her bachelor’s degree in Cardiorespiratory Science at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, near her own hometown, and attended medical school at Rowan University in New Jersey.
Upon graduation from medical school, she completed her anesthesia residency at the world famous, top-ranked Cleveland Clinic, where she served as Chief Resident.
Her desire to tackle complex medical challenges led her to pursue a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, consistently one of the top three children’s hospitals in the country, where she served as Chief Fellow.
After completion of her anesthesia training in 2009, she took a job practicing pediatric anesthesia in Phoenix, Arizona, doing complex pediatric anesthesia cases, as well as serving as vice chair of the Pediatric Pain Medicine Department at Phoenix Children’s Hospital from 2010-2012.
In 2012, Dr. Parke completed training in Medical Acupuncture, which then led her to the cutting edge field of Functional Medicine. She then began training with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) shortly after. She is an IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
IFM, in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic, opened the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine in October 2014. In addition, Dr. Parke has presented and lectured nationally on a variety of topics, which began early in her residency career and continues presently.