Dierick R. Sparks

“An orthopedic problem might not always be life-threatening, but it can certainly compromise a person’s quality of life. That’s what our practice is all about – getting our patients out of pain and back into the game of life as quickly as possible.”


UAB School of Medicine – Birmingham, AL; June 1997 to May 2001

MD degree

GPA 3.84/4.0

Auburn University – Auburn, AL; January 1994 to June 1997

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, June 1998

GPA 3.85/4.0

Cum Laude

University of Stetson – Deland, FL; Aug 1993 to Dec 1993

Member of Division 1 Soccer Team

Residency and Internship

UAB Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Birmingham, AL; July 2001 to June 2006


Alabama Sports Medicine Institute – Birmingham, AL; Aug 2006 to July 2007


State of Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
License # 24950, January 2002

Board Certification

July 2009 – Present
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

November 2011 – Present
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Active Staff Member

Gadsden Regional Medical Center

Riverview Regional Medical Center

Gadsden Surgery Center


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Alabama Orthopaedic Association

Team Coverage at Present

Jacksonville State University

Gadsden City High School

Coosa Christian School