William W. Parmley
|William W. Parmley|
|Second Quorum of the Seventy|
|April 5, 2003– October 3, 2009|
|Called by||Gordon B. Hinckley|
|End reason||Honorably released|
|Born||William Watts Parmley
January 22, 1936
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
William Watts Parmley (born January 22, 1936) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2003 to 2009. Prior to becoming a general authority, Parmley had served as the chief of cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco and did studies primarily relating to cardiological pharmacology.
Parmley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Thomas J. Parmley and his wife LaVern W. Parmley. From 1957 to 1958 he served as an LDS missionary in the Northwestern States Mission based in Portland, Oregon. Parmley received his bachelor's degree in physics from Harvard University and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Parmley was involved in several studies involving heart muscle issues. He also wrote the 1996 text Cardiology. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Parmley also co-authored with Glantz the article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, "Even a Little Second-hand Smoke is dangerous".
Parmley became a member of the LDS Church's Second Quorum of the Seventy in April 2003. Prior to his call as a general authority, Parmley served in several positions in the church, including as an area seventy, a bishop, and a stake president.
Parmley is married to Shanna Lee Nielsen and they are the parents of four children.
As a general authority, Parmley served in the presidency of the Africa Southeast Area of the church.
- “Elder William W. Parmley Of the Seventy,” Liahona, May 2003, p. 127
- 2008 Deseret News Church Almanac (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News, 2007) p. 57.
- Church News, May 17, 2003[full citation needed]