Dr. Winfred Parnell

Dr. Winfred Parnell

Member of Nomination and Governance Committee


Dr. Winfred Parnell was appointed to the Nomination and Governance Committee in June 2023. He is a board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecologic care bringing more than 20 years of board experience and expertise in strategic planning, governance, cultural transformation, regulatory & compliance, quality of care, and crisis management. The practice he founded cares for more than 3,500 women each year. He served as Chairman of the $2.3 billion Parkland Health and Hospital System during a period of transformation, overseeing the organization’s remediation of significant regulatory and compliance weaknesses. He serves on the board of private equity-backed SCA Pharm, one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the country. Dr. Parnell previously served as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chair of the Department of Surgery, and President of the Medical Staff at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.

Dr. Parnell has additional experience serving on the boards of United Way of
Dallas, Medical City Hospital, BBVA Compass Bank Board, Texas Healthcare
Trustee, Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, and the American Hospital
Association.

In 2008, Dr. Parnell served on the Senator Obama health care Committee and was
named a Delegate the Democratic National Convention. He is a graduate of Florida
A&M University and received his MD from the University of Florida College of
Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training at Parkland Hospital
in Dallas, TX. and holds an Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Governance.