Teresa Sparks



Dr. Teresa Sparks is an obstetrician who specializes in maternal-fetal medicine, managing the health concerns of both mother and fetus through all stages of pregnancy. She cares for women with high-risk pregnancies and those who are considering a high-risk pregnancy. She also specializes in clinical genetics, addressing genetic conditions that affect a woman or baby during pregnancy.

Sparks' research investigates the causes of nonimmune hydrops fetalis, a complication of pregnancy that occurs when excessive fluid accumulates in the fetus. Her work focuses on identifying the condition's genetic causes, with the goal of developing more targeted approaches to care both before and after birth.

Sparks earned her medical degree at UCSF. She completed a residency through the obstetrics and gynecology program of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She then completed a combined fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics at UCSF.

Sparks is a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and American Medical Association.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2009

  • Residencies

    Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2013

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Clinical Genetics, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Clinical Genetics and Genomics, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Clinics I work with

Fetal Treatment Center

Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital

1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews


Overall Experience
32 Reviews
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
32 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
31 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
26 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
30 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
48 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
13 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

Hydrops: Diagnosing & Redefining Outcomes With Precision Study

Both NIHF and birth defects can be caused by a variety of genetic variants that researchers are continuing to learn more about. Exome sequencing will yield information about the specific genetic variants present in cases of NIHF a...