FORT SMITH – Even at a young age, Adebayo Fasanya, MD, was drawn to medicine. But it was his upbringing in Nigeria, where access to medical care was limited, that helped shape his compassion and desire to help those in need.
Dr. Fasanya is board certified in both internal and pulmonary medicine and is now seeing patients at Sparks Clinic Lung Center inside Sparks Regional Medical Center at 1001 Towson Avenue. He also specializes in critical care medicine and will treat patients in the Intensive Care Unit at Sparks.
As a biology and mathematics major, Dr. Fasanya says he’s always been good with critical thinking and enjoys working in fast-paced environment making the ICU a natural environment for the physician. He earned his medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine in the Netherland Antilles before completing a residency in internal medicine at Atlantic Health System in Summit, New Jersey, and a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, Penn. During his time at Allegheny, he served as the Chief Fellow and pioneer of a pulmonary embolism response team.
In 2015, Dr. Fasanya earned certification in Medical Humanities from Drew University allowing him to take a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to treating his patients and collaborating with the patient’s family.
“It’s important to understand the patient and where they are coming from – physically, mentally, and spiritually – to determine the right plan of care,” he said.
Dr. Fasanya is married with two young children. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys playing soccer and creative writing in his free time. To learn more about Dr. Fasanya or services offered at Sparks Clinic Lung Center, visit SparksHealth.com or call (479) 709-DOCS.
Sparks Health System includes Sparks Regional Medical Center, Sparks Medical Center – Van Buren, Sparks Clinic, Sparks PremierCare and the fully hospital-integrated Marvin Altman Fitness Center. For more information about Sparks Health System, visit www.SparksHealth.com.