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Ken Parish, MD, FACS

Dr. Parish joined the Hickory Surgical Clinic in 1999. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins, and general surgery residency at Vanderbilt. He practiced in Kentucky for eight years before settling down in Hickory.

His practice covers the full spectrum of general surgery interests, including laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, breast surgery, colon surgery, general surgery (gallbladder, hernia, anti-reflux surgery, etc), and vascular surgery.

He serves at the treasurer of Hickory Surgical Clinic, and is the Medical Director of the Cancer/Oncology Services at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Education & Training




Johns Hopkins (Baltimore)


Medical School

Johns Hopkins (Baltimore)



Vanderbilt (Nashville)


State Medical License

North Carolina



American Board of Surgery (Board Certified)


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

American Society of General Surgeons

Southeastern Surgical Congress

Christian Medical-Dental Society

North Carolina Medical Society

Special Interests

  • General Surgery

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Cancer Surgery

  • Laparoscopic & minimally invasive surgery

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