Philip Parks

Philip Parks

Vice President, Healthcare Innovation, Cardinal Health
Philip Parks
Dr. Philip Parks is currently Vice President, Healthcare Innovation at Cardinal Health. He is responsible for leading and advising growth strategy and innovation. Dr. Parks is a member of the at-Home Solutions leadership team which has responsibility for P&L for Cardinal’s medical products and distribution business. Dr. Parks team is responsible for driving innovation and value with internal and external partners to develop new product and new capabilities for healthcare in the home.  Prior to Cardinal Health, Dr. Parks held leadership roles at Exact Sciences where he launched new capabilities including Healthcare Transformation, Population Health, and Medical Affairs. As a member of the leadership team working at the level of functional vice president, his responsibilities included building and leading the Medical Affairs strategy, function, and team. Dr. Parks also advised the executive management team on due diligence activities related to 4 successful acquisitions, pipeline development, and a direct to patient telehealth channel. He was previously Corporate Medical Director and Business Area Lead at Draper (Cambridge, MA) where he was responsible for strategic leadership on life sciences investments and regulatory and reimbursement strategy for early-stage product development. He also led execution of first-of-a-kind biotechnology research and development programs in molecular diagnostics, active implantable devices (neurotechnology), and rapid diagnostics. Prior to Draper, Dr. Parks held a global physician executive role at Procter & Gamble and a managed care and population health leadership role at Lifespan Corporation.
Dr. Parks has more than 20 years of clinical, research and product development, corporate medicine, and managed care experience. Dr. Parks served in the U.S. Navy for more than a decade as a Diving and Undersea Medical Officer in support of the special operations community and also served in technology assessment and leadership roles for the Navy and Intelligence Community. He maintains academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Parks is board-certified in preventive medicine and received his medical degree and graduate degrees from Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an undergraduate degree from Davidson College. Dr. Parks holds 4 patents and has had more than a dozen publications in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.