Office of General Counsel
Deputy Campus Counsel for Health Affairs, UC San Francisco
Ann Sparkman joined the Office of General Counsel in May 2006, serving as Deputy Campus Counsel for Health Affairs at University of California, San Francisco.
Prior to joining the University of California, Ms. Sparkman was a partner at Hassard Bonnington in San Francisco, defending health plans against bad faith managed care litigation, defending physicians and allied health care professionals in medical malpractice actions, and representing Credentials Committees with Section 805 fair hearings. Ms. Sparkman also served in both the legal and compliance departments of Kaiser Permanente's program office, managing the medical malpractice and managed care litigation for the California, North Carolina and Hawaii regions, and providing health law and regulatory advice and counsel on a wide range of health care issues for all eight regions.
Ms. Sparkman provides a comprehensive range of health law advice to the medical center and campus regarding federal and state regulations affecting the delivery of health care services and human subjects research, including but not limited to the Human Research Protection Program, licensure and accreditation, peer review, medical staff, credentialing, Medicare reimbursement, fraud and abuse, and health plan contracting.
Ms. Sparkman is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.A. - Zoology 1975); the University of California, San Francisco (B.S.N. – Nursing 1979) and the University Of San Francisco School Of Law (J.D. 1987).