Ann Parr, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Ann Parr received both her undergraduate degree and medical degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She then completed her PhD studies in neural stem cell transplantation for spinal cord injury during neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Parr completed further training in complex spine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. After her training, Dr. Parr came to University of Minnesota where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, as well as the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Medical Director for both Spinal Neurosurgery and Neurotrauma, and Principal Investigator of the Parr Lab at the Stem Cell Institute. She is Past-Chair of both the Minnesota Neurosurgical Society and the Section for Women in Neurosurgery, Joint Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Parr is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon interested in finding new therapies for spinal cord injury.