Charles E. Sparks, M.D.

Charles E. Sparks, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 608
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

With a broad base of experience in clinical chemistry, Dr. Sparks serves as Director of the Protein Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Automated Laboratory. His primary research interest is in lipoproteins as a risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Secretarial Appointee. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Research Service Merit Review Subcommittee for Endocrinology (Chair: Endocrinology-A Review Board, Fall 2003, Spring & Fall 2004) 2002 - 2005
Co-Chair. Thrombogenic Factors and Recurrent Coronary Events Symposium, Perugia, Italy 1998
Co-Chair. National Symposium Meeting, American Diabetes Association, Lipoproteins, Diabetes and Atherosclerosis. 1988
Invited Speaker. Gordon Research Conference on Atherosclerosis: "Is intestinal apo B a determinant for lipoprotein recognition?" 1981
Conferee. Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis, 1978, '79, '80, '81, '84, '86, '88, '90, '92, '96, '00, '04 Gordon Research Conference, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, NH 1978 - 2004
Individual Research Service Award Grantee, National Institutes of Health 1975 - 1977
Chief Resident in Pathology, University of Pennsylvania 1974 - 1975


Serum Glocose and Triglyceride Determine High-Risk Subgroups in Non-diabetic Postinfarction Patients

United States Serial NO.: 11/809,832
Filed Date: May 31, 2007
Title: Identifying Risk of a Medical Event
Invented by: James Corsetti, Charles Sparks, Daniel Ryan, Arthur Moss

Current Appointments

Professor Emeritus - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology


MD | Medicine | Jefferson Medical College1968
BS | Biochemistry | Mass Inst Technology1963

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellow, Biochemistry Medical College of Pennsylvania 1977
Fellow, Cardiopulmonary Medicine University of Pennsylvania 1976
Resident Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Pathology) 1975
Intern New York Hospital, Cornell (Medicine) Naval Hospital, St. Albans (Rotating) 1969