Teresa Sparks, MD

Obstetrician

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 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital combined obstetrics and gynecology residency program. 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. She is an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at UCSF.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay — Fourth Street
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Gynecology: (415) 885-7788
Obstetrics: (415) 353-2566
Gynecology Fax: (415) 353-9550
Obstetrics Fax: (415) 353-2496

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Teresa Sparks

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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Washburn EE, Sparks TN, Gosnell KA, Rand L, Gonzalez JM, Feldstein VA. Stage I Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Outcomes of Expectant Management and Prognostic Features. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Feb 08.
  2. Sperling JD, Sparks TN, Berger VK, Farrell JA, Gosnell K, Keller RL, Norton ME, Gonzalez JM. Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Does Laterality Predict Perinatal Outcomes? Am J Perinatol. 2018 Jan 05.
  3. Parchem JG, Sparks TN, Gosnell K, Norton ME. Utility of chromosomal microarray in anomalous fetuses. Prenat Diagn. 2018 Jan; 38(2):140-147.
  4. Washburn EE, Sparks TN, Gosnell KA, Rand L, Gonzalez JM, Feldstein VA. Polyhydramnios Affecting a Recipient-like Twin: Risk of Progression to Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Mar; 35(4):317-323.
  5. Berger VK, Sparks TN, Jelin AC, Derderian C, Jeanty C, Gosnell K, Mackenzie T, Gonzalez JM. Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis: Do Placentomegaly and Polyhydramnios Matter? J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Oct 27.
  6. Pilliod RA, Page JM, Sparks TN, Caughey AB. The growth-restricted fetus: risk of mortality by each additional week of expectant management. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Oct 03; 1-6.
  7. Zahed H, Sparks TN, Li B, Alsadah A, Shieh JTC. Potential Role of Genomic Sequencing in the Early Diagnosis of Treatable Genetic Conditions. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct; 189:222-226.e1.
  8. Sparks TN, Thao K, Norton ME. Mosaic trisomy 16: what are the obstetric and long-term childhood outcomes? Genet Med. 2017 Oct; 19(10):1164-1170.
  9. Sparks TN, Norton ME, Flessel M, Goldman S, Currier RJ. Observed Rate of Down Syndrome in Twin Pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 11; 128(5):1127-1133.
  10. Sparks TN, Shaffer BL, Page J, Caughey AB. Gastroschisis: mortality risks with each additional week of expectant management. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan; 216(1):66.e1-66.e7.
  11. Henry D, Gonzalez JM, Harris IS, Sparks TN, Killion M, Thiet MP, Bianco K. Maternal arrhythmia and perinatal outcomes. J Perinatol. 2016 10; 36(10):823-7.
  12. Sparks TN, Nakagawa S, Gonzalez JM. Hypertension in dichorionic twin gestations: how is birthweight affected? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Feb; 30(4):380-385.
  13. Sparks TN, Griffin E, Page J, Pilliod R, Shaffer BL, Caughey AB. Down syndrome: perinatal mortality risks with each additional week of expectant management. Prenat Diagn. 2016 Apr; 36(4):368-74.
  14. Sparks TN, Yeaton-Massey A, Granados JM, Handler SJ, Meyer M, Caughey AB. How do maternal views of delivery outcomes vary by demographics and preferred mode of delivery? Am J Perinatol. 2015 Jul; 32(8):741-6.
  15. Sparks TN, Yeaton-Massey A, Granados JM, Handler SJ, Meyer MR, Caughey AB. Preference toward future mode of delivery: how do antepartum preferences and prior delivery experience contribute? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015; 28(14):1673-8.
  16. Delaney S, Shaffer BL, Cheng YW, Vargas J, Sparks TN, Paul K, Caughey AB. Predictors of cesarean delivery in women undergoing labor induction with a Foley balloon. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Jun; 28(9):1000-4.
  17. Yeaton-Massey A, Wong L, Sparks TN, Handler SJ, Meyer MR, Granados JM, Stasenko M, Sit A, Caughey AB. Racial/ethnic variations in perineal length and association with perineal lacerations: a prospective cohort study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Feb; 28(3):320-3.
  18. Kim LH, Cohan DL, Sparks TN, Pilliod RA, Arinaitwe E, Caughey AB. The cost-effectiveness of repeat HIV testing during pregnancy in a resource-limited setting. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Jun 01; 63(2):195-200.
  19. Sparks TN, Cheng YW, Phan N, Caughey AB. Does risk of preeclampsia differ by twin chorionicity? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 Sep; 26(13):1273-7.
  20. Cheng YW, Sparks TN, Laros RK, Nicholson JM, Caughey AB. Impending macrosomia: will induction of labour modify the risk of caesarean delivery? BJOG. 2012 Mar; 119(4):402-9.

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