David Sparling, MD, PHD

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.