The Parsons Radiologic
Technologist Scholarship Fund

This is to inform you, sadly, of the recent death of our friend and colleague, Dr. Greg Parsons. He will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his work in the Charlotte medical community, his patients, and for his empathy, unwavering fairness and respect for all. Greg was an ardent proponent of education, social justice, and environmental stewardship.

Dr. Greg Parsons

Born September 15, 1939 in Lake City, Florida, Greg graduated from the University of Florida and returned there to receive his MD degree in 1969. An internship at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (now Carolinas Medical Center) was followed by a residency in Radiology with subsequent subspecialization in Neuroradiology at the University of Florida.

Greg joined Charlotte Radiology in 1975. He was Chief of Radiology at Carolinas Medical Center beginning in 1986 and briefly Chief of the Medical Staff, before retiring due to declining health in 2001. During his tenure, Charlotte Radiology grew to become one of the largest and most respected radiology groups in the country. Greg helped set and maintain the vision of the group as a tireless champion for quality patient care and service, always keeping in mind what was in the best interest of the patient. In 2002, Greg was elected a Fellow in the American College of Radiology, one of radiology's highest honors.

We have been asked by many of those who knew Greg how they might remember him. Greg was a friend and mentor to many of his medical associates, and particularly to the Staff at Carolinas Medical Center. To honor Dr. Parson's many contributions to patients and his medical colleagues, we have established, through the Atrium Health Foundation, a scholarship in the Carolinas College of Health Sciences Radiologic Technology program.

Please make checks out to the CHC Atrium Health Foundation/Parsons Scholarship Fund and mail to:

Atrium Health Foundation
208 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203

The Carolinas Healthcare Atrium Health Foundation has graciously offered to match the first $5,000 donated to the scholarship fund. Our goal is to reach $10,000.

The Atrium Health Foundation will acknowledge all donors by mail and send a biweekly listing of donors to the Parsons family, his wife Elizabeth and his three sons, Shannon, Travis and Alex.