F. Thomas Sporck, M.D.


Dr. Sporck is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. A native of Wellsburg, West Virginia, he received his B.S. from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, and completed his Medical Degree and ENT Residency at West Virginia University. He served fellowships in ENT pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, in reconstructive surgery at the University of Iowa, and in cosmetic facial surgery in Beverly Hills, California. He served as a captain in the United States Army Reserve from 1973-81 as Battalion Surgeon for the 429th Engineer Battalion in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He came to Charleston in 1980 after spending four years as full-time faculty at WVU.

 
He is a past president of the WV Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery and serves as the American Academy of Otolaryngology’s key legislative contact in West Virginia. He is a regular lecturer to various professional and lay groups, including school children, on ENT subjects as well as other health care related issues. He has a number of professional publications, including several textbook chapters, to his credit.
 
Dr. Sporck is the secretary-treasurer and founding president of the WVAO-HNS. He carries the academic rank of full professor of Otolaryngology at West Virginia University. He has been the editor of the West Virginia Medical Journal since 1999. He is the Legislative Governor of the AAO-HNS. During his tenure as chief of service at Charleston Area Medical Center the department was named one of the 50 best ENT Departments in the country.
 
Dr. Sporck and his wife, Vicky, have two children, Aaron and Sarah. He and Vicky are active members of First Presbyterian church, where he teaches Sunday School. In his free time he enjoys many outdoor activities.
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Education/Training

  • Medical Education: WVU School of Medicine
  • Internship: WVU School of Medicine
  • Residency: WVU School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Iowa 1976
  • Faculty: WVU 1976 - 1980
  • Private Practice: 1980 - present

 

Associations/Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Medical Journal - Associate Editor
  • West Virginia Academy of Otolaryngology - Secretary-Treasurer and Past President
  • Kanawha Medical Society Past President
  • West Virginia State Medical Association - Council and Executive Committee
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.
  • American Legion
  • Vandalia Rotary
  • Various Masonic Bodies


Areas of Interest

Dr. Sporck has been active in the "Through with Chew" campaign against the use of smokeless tobacco. He also has a special interest in:
 
  • General ENT
  • Pediatric ENT problems
  • Cleft lip and palate