Dr. Parks received both his PhD and MD degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed a residency in pathology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and a Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in immunopathology. He left clinical practice after 10 years and joined 3M where he has been for 25 years. He presently serves as Medical Director for 3M’s Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Translational Research Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His clinical and translational research interests include wound healing and prevention of infections caused by biofilms.