Post Author: L. Joseph Parker, MD

L. Joseph Parker MD

L. Joseph Parker is a distinguished professional with a diverse and accomplished career spanning the fields of science, military service, and medical practice. He currently serves as the chief science officer and operations officer, Advanced Research Concepts LLC, a pioneering company dedicated to propelling humanity into the realms of space exploration. At Advanced Research Concepts LLC, Dr. Parker leads a team of experts committed to developing innovative solutions for the complex challenges of space travel, including space transportation, energy storage, radiation shielding, artificial gravity, and space-related medical issues. 

He can be reached on LinkedIn and YouTube.

Dr. Parker’s rare blend of scientific expertise, military leadership, and medical acumen to contribute significantly to the advancement of science and the betterment of human health and safety. He writes as an advocate for physicians and patients and for the humane treatment of those suffering from addiction and the incarcerated.

His journey towards this impactful role began with four years of dedicated service in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he earned accolades such as the Meritorious Unit Citation and Good Conduct Medal. His exceptional service led to acceptance into the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School and a subsequent role as a Minuteman II ICBM Commander within U.S. Space Command, earning further recognition, including the Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Transitioning into the medical field, Dr. Parker pursued studies at Mayo Medical School and joined the U.S. Medical Corps, ultimately achieving the rank of Captain. Having personally suffered wrongful convictions gives him a unique perspective on the American justice and prison system, and he has dedicated himself to advocacy for the wrongfully prosecuted.

He is currently serving as the chief science and operations officer at Advanced Research Concepts LLC, a pioneering company dedicated to biomedical research to alleviate pain and addiction, and to the development of innovative solutions for the complex challenges of space travel, including spacecraft propulsion systems, energy storage, radiation shielding, artificial gravity, and space-related medical issues. He is also active in biomedical research, space science, and the study and treatment of addiction.

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