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David P. Sparling, MD,PhD

Pediatric Endocrinologist
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians

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
  • 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

Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
( 194 Ratings
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  • Jan 12, 2021
    Everyone really is so kind to all the kids. I sat and watched how all kids are treated by everyone. We were in 3 different locations at the clinic on 3 different floors and my daughter was treated like a princess and when she was upset they did what they could to console her and reassure her she will be okay.
  • Dec 22, 2020
    We love Dr. Sparling! His bedside manner is excellent, and he cares for his patients. His treatment of my child has been excellent.
  • Nov 24, 2020
    Dr. Sparling is one of the most knowledgeable doctors my child has been to in a long time. I wish he could take adult patients. He definitely deserves 5 stars!
  • Nov 5, 2020
    He isvery considerate and thoughtful. If you dont understand sonething he will explain it untill you do.
  • Oct 20, 2020
    Wonderful provider!! Will be sad when my son gets too old and can no longer see Dr. Sparling.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    It was very good people and they let you ask questions and they answer us very well.
  • Sep 22, 2020
    I can't say enough good things about Dr. Sparling. He explained everything very well. He told me his opiniona and the medical reasons for them. He was absolutely wonderful with my child, putting him at absolute ease. He's truly an asset to Childrens and Oklahoma! I'd recommend him to anyone!!!
  • Jul 28, 2020
    Excellent physician. Knowledge, personable, and caring. Highly recommend him to others.
  • Jul 7, 2020
    Dr. Sparling is the best doctor I have ever had. He responds to emails, and phone calls if I ever have a problem. And, he is always very helpful and encouraging.
  • Jul 7, 2020
    He has great "bed side manner", good listener, and does well to include child. I love that he doesn't claim to know everything, but willing to use every resource to find an answer. I feel like my daughter is in very competent hands which gives me a little more sense of ease with her current condition.
  • Jul 1, 2020
    Dr. Sparling is an awesome doctor. He listened and answered all my questions and concerns. Very positive! I wish we weren't moving.
  • May 26, 2020
    Very personable and knowledgeable.
  • May 26, 2020
    Dr. Sparling seems very passionate about what he does. He did very well talking to my daughter about her condition and what symptoms to look for. Can't wait to meet him in person.
  • May 26, 2020
    Dr. Sparling has excellent bedside manner with parents and with children. He breaks down what is happening with my son on my son's understanding level as well as mine and my husband's. He's very thorough in his explanations and we appreciate him!
  • Feb 4, 2020
    He is amazing!!! I feel like he listens to what I have to say and it's a good feeling to know your not just a number!!!
  • Jan 28, 2020
    He was great with our daughter! She was very comfortable with him.
  • Jan 7, 2020
    Dr. Sparling is an excellent, caring , down to earth Dr. Our Family just love the care he has given us!!
  • Dec 10, 2019
    Dr. Sparling is amazing. The relationship he has with my son is so positive. I can't emphasize enough how as a mother - especially a mom of a teenage son with a chronic illness- knowing I have such a great team, lead my a fantastic attending in my corner- it's such a relief. It's extra special because my son can tell Dr. Sparling cares for him as well.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    He is amazing with my daughter.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    Always grateful for the care Dr. Sparling and his staff give to my 2 children!
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