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Charisse Sparks

Chief Medical Officer

Charisse Y. Sparks, MD, is a proven executive medical device leader who is also a passionate advocate for DE&I (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion .) Dr. Sparks holds an MD degree from the
University of Kansas School of Medicine, completed her Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at Harvard University School of Medicine, is Board certified by the American Board of
Orthopaedic Surgery, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and licensed to practice medicine in six states.
In her role as Vice President for Medical, Clinical and Pre-Clinical Affairs at DePuy Synthes, The Orthoapedics Company of Johnson and Johnson, Dr. Sparks provided deep medical insights to Trauma/Craniomaxillofacial (CMF)/Biomaterials teams to accelerate innovation, create value, and ensure safety for patients and customers.
As the Chief Medical Officer of AppliedVR Dr. Sparks continues to accelerate innovation through collaborations with R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, commercial and Health
Economics & Market Access (HEMA) colleagues to market access and commercial strategies for new and existing products, monitoring patient safety, and driving solutions to reduce
disparities in access to healthcare solutions.
Dr. Sparks’ career stands on two pillars of success:
Clinical & Medical Expertise – Accelerating innovation while championing quality, regulatory compliance, patient safety, clinical research, and value.
Cross-Functional Collaborations – Partnering with all stakeholders to develop clinical strategies that generate evidence and drive product safety and efficacy. Fostering inclusive
environments that encourage idea sharing.

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Events featuring Charisse Sparks
Events featuring Charisse Sparks