American Board of Surgery
Education and Experience
Dr. Sparks earned both his BA and MA degrees from UC Santa Barbara before earning his Doctor of Medicine from George Washington Medical Center. He then went on to intern for UCLA and performed his residency at the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington.
While in Washington and prior to his time at SEARHC, Dr. Sparks worked for the St. Mary Medical Center Hospital and for the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center.
When asked about joining SEARHC, Dr. Sparks said, “I am excited to join a growing Medical community that strives to provide comprehensive care to those in need. The unique aspects of care in Southeast Alaska represents an interesting challenge. I look forward to offering expanded General Surgery procedures to Mt Edgecumbe Hospital and the greater Sitka community.”
Awards and Honors
Teaching Assistant of the Year UCSB Math and Sciences 1990.
Dr. Sparks professional interests include colorectal and anorectal procedures, abdominal wall reconstruction, intra abdominal problems, breast and thoracic procedures, trauma, invasive lines, surgical intensive care and other life stabilizing procedures.
His personal interests include fishing, hiking, snowboarding and enjoying the outdoors.