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L. Richard Sprouse II, MD

Dr. Sprouse, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS), is a vascular and endovascular surgeon. Dr. Sprouse joined University Surgical Associates in 2004.

Dr. Sprouse has office hours at USA's Surgical Specialties Building Monday (10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 1:30 – 5 p.m.), and at CHI Memorial Hixson.
Dr. Sprouse performs procedures at Erlanger Hospital, the Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger, CHI Memorial Hospital, Parkridge Hospital and USA's Surgical Specialties Building (SSB).

Dr. Sprouse is an assistant professor of vascular and endovascular surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga. He also serves as medical director for USA's Vascular Special Procedures group and is medical director of the Vascular Fellow Program.

Nurse: Mandy Howard, RN
Contact: (423) 629-1491 

Education

Undergraduate
East Tennessee University
Johnson City, TN
Bachelor of Science, Biology
1988 – 1992

Medical School
UT College of Medicine
Memphis, TN
Medical Degree 
1992 – 1996

Internship
Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
1996 – 1997

Residency
Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
1997 – 2002

Fellowship
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA
2002 – 2004

Fellowship
Marco Polo Scholarship
International Traveling Fellowship
Sponsored by 
  The Society for Vascular Surgery,
  2004

Academic Appointments

2004 – present
Assistant Professor
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Certifications

ABS, 2004
ABS, Vascular Surgery, 2006
Medical License – Tennessee, 1991

Honors/Awards

2007
Daniel A. Miller Lecture
Johnson City, TN

2000
Jabbour Resident Research Paper
First Place
ACOS, TN Chapter
Pikeville, TN

Robert C. Coddington Award 
  Research Paper 
Third Place
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Professional Organizations: Southeastern Surgical Congress; American Medical Association; Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (Candidate); Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society (Candidate).