David P. Sparling, MD,PhD

Pediatric Endocrinologist

About David Sparling

Dr. Sparling graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 2001 and went on to pursue his MD/PhD at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, completing his degrees in 2009. He completed his pediatrics residency and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital through the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He returned to OU and is now an Assistant Professor in the section of Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology at the OU College of Medicine, and is a member of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. He has a special clinical interest in type 1 diabetes mellitus, and his research focuses both on diagnosis and management of children with type 1 diabetes as the site primary investigator for TrialNet and the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange. He also now has his own NIH-sponsored K mentored training award examining the role of adipocytes in inflammation.
Affiliations Oklahoma Children's Hospital, OU Health Physicians - Children's Diabetes & Endocrinology, OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital – Norman Specialty Clinic
  • OU Medicine Award for Outstanding Patient Service, OU Medicine 2018
  • OU Medicine Award for Outstanding Patient Service, OU Medicine 2017
Health Education
  • College
  • B.S, summa cum laude, Chemistry-Biochemistry option University of Oklahoma
    Norman, OK
  • Medical School
  • Medical Degree University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Residency
  • Pediatric Residency NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia Unversity Medical Center
    New York City, NY
  • Fellowship
  • Pediatric Endocrinology Columbia Unversity Medical Center
    New York City, NY
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Pediatrics 2012
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Endocrinology 2015
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases Affecting the Endocrine System, including the care of children with Type 1 diabetes, as well as disorders involving the thyroid, growth, and puberty

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