Dr. John Sparks, M.D, professor and former chair of the UNMC Department of Pediatrics holds the Carol Remmer Angle Presidential Chair of Pediatrics at UNMC.
Sparks is a highly respected researcher in the area of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. His research interests include metabolism, nutrition and growth of the fetus and newborn. He has many clinical interests, including neonatal nutrition and medical ethics. Dr. Sparks has also been recognized for his teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows.
Sparks received his undergraduate degree from MIT, and his medical degree from the Harvard Medical School. He completed residency in Pediatrics and fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, both at the University of Colorado. His second year of that fellowship was spent at the Laboratoire de Physiologie du Development, College de France, Paris. Dr. Sparks served on the faculties at the University of Colorado and the University of Texas Medical School - Houston before coming to the University of Nebraska in 2008 as department chair.