Daniel R. Sparks, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery

“Our doctors have more than a half century of combined experience in orthopedic medicine.  This, coupled with our willingness to embrace the latest technological advancements in the field, allows us to provide our patients with the very best orthopedic care available enabling them to return fully and quickly to their active lifestyle.”

Dr. Daniel Sparks attended the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine in Birmingham where he completed his internship and received his medical degree in 1999. He completed his residency at UAB in orthopedic surgery in 2004. He is board certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and licensed to practice in Alabama.

Dr. Sparks has special expertise in hip resurfacing as treatment for patients suffering with hip arthritis, hip dysplasia or avascular necrosis of the hip. He also specializes in MAKOplasty®, a new minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.


  • 2004 — Present: The Orthopedic Centers

Postgraduate Training

  • 1999-2004 – Internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency; University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital


  • 1995-1999 University of Alabama School of Medicine — M.D. 1999
  • 1992-1995 Auburn University
  • 1991 Lee University
  • 1990-1991 Birmingham Southern College


  • 1996-1997 Volunteer, Physicians Who Care — Etowah County; Athletic preparticipating screening
  • 1992-1995 Assistant Coach, Etowah Youth Soccer Association
  • 1993-1994 Assistant Coach, Auburn-Opelika Youth Baseball Association Scrub Technician
  • 2017 Varsity Soccer Coach Gadsden City High School

Active Staff Member

  • Riverview Regional Medical Center
  • Gadsden Regional Medical Center
  • Jacksonville Medical Center
  • Gadsden Healthsouth Surgical Center
  • Healthsouth Rehab Hospital
  • Stringfellow Memorial Hospital