Pediatric Anesthesiologist Joins OU Children's Physicians
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Campus News - Contact April Sandefer, (405) 271-5067
Lauren Sparks, M.D., has established her medical practice with OU Children's Physicians. Anesthesiologists specialize in the use of drugs and other means to avert or reduce pain in patients, especially during surgery.
Sparks completed a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, where she also completed a residency and earned her medical degree. She is a graduate of Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.
OU Children's Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma's largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty.
Nearly 200 of these specialists committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children's Physicians are board certified in children's specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.
OU Children's Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can't be helped elsewhere come to OU Children's Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children's Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children's emotional needs.
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