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Dr. Sylvia Elizabeth Sparrow

Associate Professor


First Appt: 1999

Academic Background:

1999; Residency; Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee
1998; O.D.; Southern College of Optometry
1990; B.S.; Memphis State University


Dr. Sparrow is an associate professor at SCO and is actively involved in clinical education. Dr. Sparrow is also the supervisor of the Residency in Primary Eye Care at SCO. Further, she is the staff optometrist at the Church Health Center, a multidisciplinary clinic that serves the working poor, where she is a preceptor for SCO's externship program.

Dr. Sparrow has been chosen for numerous teaching awards over the years. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Sparrow serves as the faculty advisor for Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity and Gamma Omicron, and is an active member of the SCO Lions Club. She is a member of the West Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society, the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians, a member of the American Optometric Association, and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.