Dr. Kris Parchuri

“My name is Dr. Parchuri, I’m a Orthopedic Surgeon, Boyd Certified practicing with the Spine Orthopedic Specialist here in Tulsa. We’ve been opened now for approximately 5 years and are proud to call Tulsa home to provide excellent orthopedic and spine care to all the patients. The reason I became an orthopedic surgeon was because it was a very hands on field, meaning that it was very fun and it was medical to work with power tools, to work with hammers, to work with anything that you could cut bones or cut things with. Being a guy who loves that kind of, those kinds of toys, I was naturally drawn to the field.”

“Another aspect of orthopedics that I was drawn to was sports medicine. It’s always fun to as a jock, it was always fun to be involved with sport if I couldn’t participate in them as I got older, it was just still fun to be on the sidelines and helping athletes achieve their maximum potential.”

Dr. Jason Sparks

“I’m Jason Sparks. I’m an orthopedic spinal surgeon with the Spinal Orthopedic Specialists here in Tulsa. I think I decided to become an orthopedic doctor when I was in med school. My dad was a doctor. My older brother became a doctor. All of us became a doctor, at least in my family. My two brothers and I, we all became doctors. I always had friends asking me about their sports injuries growing up, and stuff, when I was playing sports in high school and college. That probably led me down the path of liking that type of specialty.”

“Once I got into residency, I went and did my first spine rotation. That first week of spine surgery, I was just … I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it and how fast my day went, just the detail of the surgeries itself and then just treating those patients and seeing people that, really, I thought had had their life given back to them when they had improvement after surgery. It just sold me.”

“I remember I said I would never do a spine fellowship or any fellowship because it takes so long with four years of med school and four years of college and then five years of the residency. It’s already 13 years to become an orthopedic surgeon. I’m like, “I’m not adding another year.”¬†After I did that first week of spine, I just love it so much I decided to.”