MTC Member Spotlight

Charisse Y. Sparks, MD, has deep experience in medical device use and development, and is also a passionate advocate for DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.) As the third Black female fellowship trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in the country, she has driven meaningful innovation for patients in both clinical practice and industry. As the Chief Medical Officer of AppliedVR Dr. Sparks continues to accelerate innovation, monitor patient safety, and drive solutions to reduce disparities in access to healthcare solutions.

As the Chief Medical Officer of AppliedVR Dr. Sparks continues to accelerate innovation, monitor patient safety, and drive solutions to reduce disparities in access to healthcare solutions. AppliedVR is the proven pioneer in immersive therapeutics where her skills and passions are thriving.

Dr. Sparks’ career stands on two pillars of success:

  • Clinical & Medical Expertise – Accelerating innovation while championing value, quality, patient safety, clinical research, and regulatory compliance.
  • Cross-Functional Collaborations – Partnering with all stakeholders to develop global strategies that generate evidence and drive product safety and efficacy. Fostering inclusive environments that encourage idea sharing.