Derok Cornwell joined Sparks Orthopedics in July of 2018. He works along side of Dr. James D. Smith. They previously worked together at Gadsden orthopedics. Mr. Cornwell works in spine surgery full time with Dr. Smith.
Derok Cornwell is a certified physician assistant specializing in orthopedic surgery. Mr. Cornwell received his certificate of added qualification last year in orthopedic surgery. He has worked in emergency medicine, orthopedic trauma, and neurosurgery.
Derok holds a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, TN. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UAB.
Derok is board certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants. He is also a member of Physicians Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, North American Spine Surgery, and the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants.
Derok enjoys precepting physician assistant students and assisting with lectures for PA students. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Cindy, and children. He enjoys Kayaking, mountain biking, snowboarding, weight lifting, and travel. He and his wife recently got new GSP puppies which they enjoy and keeps them busy.