Family & Community Medicine
Charles Sponsel, D. O., M.S.
Dr. Charles W. Sponsel serves as Assistant Professor and Clerkship Director in the
Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Sponsel received dual degrees in
biology and chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1977. He then earned
his Masters in Science in environmental science from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Sponsel completed osteopathic school at the University of North Texas Health Sciences
Center in Fort Worth and finished residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center in Odessa (TTUHSC-PB) in 1992.
After his residency, Dr. Sponsel joined the faculty at TTUHSC-PB part-time while also
practicing rural medicine and urgent care. Over the course of fifteen years, Dr. Sponsel
has served many roles within the family medicine department including Program Director
and Interim Chair. Dr. Sponsel is a member of several state and national organizations
including the American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians
and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.
Dr. Sponsel has special interests in rural medicine, palliative care, and medical