Women in Health Leadership featuring Dr. Sparks, Chief Medical Officer, Inspire Medical Systems

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February 12  

Join us on April 9 for our first Women in Health Leadership event of 2024, featuring Charisse Sparks, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Inspire Medical Systems.

We host this event series each year featuring leaders who identify as women and represent health systems, startups, public policy groups, Fortune 500 companies, and more. Women in Health Leadership celebrates the women who are leading health and wellness transformation—advancing our industry, technologies, and equity around the globe.

To start the event, you will have an hour of networking time over fresh coffee and tea. As we sit down for breakfast, special guest speaker Dr. Sparks will share her journey to leadership, inspire innovation, and energize you to pursue your passions and ideas to transform healthcare. There will also be time for a Q&A with Dr. Sparks at the end of the event

This event is sponsored by DLA Piper

Speaker: Charisse Sparks, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Inspire Medical Systems

Charisse Sparks, M.D. has served as Chief Medical Officer since July 2023. In addition, Dr. Sparks served on Inspire’s Board from July 2022 to July 2023, including as a member of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Previously, Dr. Sparks served as Chief Medical Officer of AppliedVR, Inc., a privately-held company focused on virtual reality-based treatments that addresses the complexity of pain and other conditions, since February 2022. Prior to this and since 2016, she held various roles at DePuy Synthes, Inc., an orthopaedics company, and a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, including as Vice President / Integrated Leader of Trauma, CMF, and Biomaterials from September 2018 to February 2022. Dr. Sparks holds a B.S. from Wichita State University and a M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency in orthopaedics at the University of Arkansas Medical School and followship in orthopaedic trauma at Harvard Medical School.

Event Details


Tuesday, April 9, 2024


Interlachen Country Club
6200 Interlachen Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55436


7:00 – 8:00 AM: Registration & networking
8:00 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast & program


Table of 10 - Medical Alley Member: $895
Table of 10 - Non-Partner: $1,750

Individual Ticket - Medical Alley Member: $99 
Individual Ticket - Non-Partner: $199 

Hosting a Table is a great way to invest in your team’s engagement, relationships, and learning.You will get a reserved table of 10 at the event, company listed on this event page, and included in event promotion.

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