Dr. Spencer became the Residency Program Director in 2019 after spending time as both the associate Program Director of the residency and the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship. He has been the director of the Rural Residency Track since 2018 – the first-of-its-kind ob-gyn program in the country. He received his medical degree from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in 2007, graduating with Distinction in Humanities. He completed his residency at the integrated training program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in 2012. He finished his Gynecologic Oncology fellowship in 2015 at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Spencer has been active in research and education throughout his time as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin. He has numerous publications and presentations on topics ranging from funding disparities in gynecologic cancers, health care disparities and improvement in quality of care, and quality of life interventions for cancer patients. He spent a number of years cultivating the Resident Research Program in the department and has developed both the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs for the Ob-Gyn residency and Gynecologic Oncology fellowship, as well as the Wellness Programs for both. He has won a number of teaching awards from residents and medical students throughout his career and is a member of the most recent PROLOG committee for Gynecologic Oncology and Critical Care. He also serves on the SGO’s Legislative and Regulatory Task Force and as an SGO Congressional Ambassador. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Department of Ob-Gyn’s Education Committee and currently serves on the UW Health Graduate Medical Education Committee.