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David H. Spencer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Stem Cell Biology

Research Interests

  • AML
  • Cancer
  • Epigenetics
  • DNA methylation
  • Genomics

Contact

  • (314) 273-0739 (tel)
  • (314) 362-9333 (fax)
  • Room 619 Southwest Tower (office)
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Division of Oncology
    Campus Box 8056
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Biosketch

Education
1997-2001 BS, Biochemistry (with distinction), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002-2008 PhD, Department of Genome Sciences (Maynard V. Olson and Robert H. Waterston, Advisors), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002-2010 MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Post-graduate Training
2010-2013 Clinical Pathology Residency, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2013-2014 Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2012-2016 Post-doctoral research, Laboratory of Tim Ley, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions & Employment
2001-2002 Research Scientist, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2011 Chief Resident, Clinical Pathology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2014-2016 Instructor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2016-present Assistant Professor, Section of Stem Cell Biology, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2016-present Medical Director, McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Board Certification
2013-2023 Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology
2014-2024 Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology
Honors & Awards
2000-2001 Mary Gates Scholar, University of Washington
2001 Roman Undergraduate Genetics Scholar, University of Washington
2006-2008 ARCS Foundation Fellow, Seattle Chapter
2007-2009 Poncin Scholar, University of Washington School of Medicine
2011 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists
2013 ASH Abstract Achievement Award, ASH Annual Meeting 2013, New Orleans
2015-2018 ASH Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology
Professional Societies
  Faculty, College of American Pathologists
  Member, American Society of Hematology
  Member, Association for Molecular Pathology