Jessica Spencer, MD, MSc - Assistant Professor

Jessica Spencer

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

       Interim Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

       Interim Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship

       Interim Medical Director, Emory Reproductive Center



Education & Training   


Medical Education: Sackler School of Medicine, MD, 2001 

Residency: 
•  Tufts University/New England Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2003
•  David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005 

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2008

Graduate Education: The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, MSc, 2007

Certifications: 
•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007
•  American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, 2011


Society & Professional Memberships  


•  American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists
•  American Society for Reproductive Medicine
•  Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
•  Endocrine Society
•  Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
•  Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

 
Awards and Honors


•  Excellence in Teaching Award, Reproductive Sciences, Emory, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
•  Outstanding Speaker Award, AACC conference, 2012
•  Millipub Club, Emory, 2012
•  Golden Apple Teaching Award, Emory, 2009

I See Patients At


Emory University Hospital Midtown 
Emory Reproductive Center
Medical Office Tower, Suite 1800
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA  30308 
Phone: 404−778−3401
Directions and Map 
 


Academic


Emory University Hospital Midtown 
Emory Reproductive Center
Medical Office Tower, Suite 1800
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 

Clinical


•  Autoimmune disease and fertility
•  Infertility
•  Fertility preservation 


Research


•  Investigating the mechanisms of premature ovarian insufficiency in women with galactosemia
•  Development of oligonucleotide array based comparative genomic hybridization (array-CGH) for single-cell aneuploid screening

Refereed Journals


Roberts-Wilson TK, Spencer JB, Fantz CR.  Using an algorithmic approach to secondary amenorrhea: avoiding diagnostic error. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2013 Aug 23;423:56-61.

Spencer JB, Badik JR, Ryan EL, Gleason TJ, Broadaway KA, Epstein MP, Fridovich-Keil JL, Modifiers of ovarian function in girls and women with classic galactosemia. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2013 Jul;98(7):E1257-65

Badik J, Castañeda U, Gleason TJ, Spencer JB, Ficicioglu C, Fitzgerald K, Fridovich-Keil JL. Anti-Mϋllerian Hormone Levels in Pre-Pubertal Girls with Duarte Variant Galactosemia Demonstrate No Evidence of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency. Fertility and Sterility, 2011 Epub June 28.

Willis M, Session DR, Spencer JB. Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation. Minerva Ginecologica, 2011 Apr;63(2):119-35.

Fridovich-Keil JL, Gubbels CS, Spencer JB, Sanders RD, Land JA, and Rubio-Gozalbo ME. Ovarian function in girls and women with GALT-deficiency galactosemia. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, 2011 Apr;34(2):357-66.

Spencer JB, Browne AS, Copland SD, Session DR. Discontinuation of rLH two days before hCG increases the number of oocytes retrieved in IVF. Reproductive Biology & Endocrinology, 2010; Mar 23;8:29.

Fridovich-Keil JL, Sanders RD, Spencer JB, Epstein MP, Lustbader JW, Vardhana PA. Measures of ovarian function in galactosemia. Fertility and Sterility. 2009 Aug;92(2):e30; author reply e31.

Sanders R*, Spencer J*, Vardhana P, Pollak S, Lustbader J, Fridovich-Keil J. Biomarkers of gonadal reserve in children and adults with classic galactosemia. Fertility and Sterility 2009 Jul;92(1):344-51 *co-first author.

Spencer J, Klein M, Kumar A, Azziz R. The age-associated decline of androgens in reproductive aged and menopausal Black and White women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2007; 92(12):4730-3.

Kusumi K, Sun ES, Kerrebrock AW, Bronson RT, Chi DC, Bulotsky MS, Spencer JB, Birren BW, Frankel WN, Lander ES. The mouse pudgy mutation disrupts Delta homologue Dll3 and initiation of early somite boundaries. Nature Genetics 1998; 19(3):274-8.

Wang DG, Fan JB, Siao CJ, Berno A, Young P, Sapolsky R, Ghandour G, Perkins N, Winchester E, Spencer J, Kruglyak L, Stein L, Hsie L, Topaloglou T, Hubbell E, Robinson E, Mittmann M, Morris MS, Shen N, Kilburn D, Rioux J, Nusbaum C, Rozen S, Hudson TJ, Lipshutz R, Chee M, Lander ES. Large-scale identification, mapping, and genotyping of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the human genome. Science 1998; 280(5366):1077-82.

Book Chapters


Berga S, Spencer J. 2009 “Premenstrual Syndrome”, ACP Medicine, New York, NY, Web MD.

Spencer J. “Diabetes Mellitus and Thyroid Disorders” and “Disorders of Reproductive Physiology and Gynecologic Endocrinology”. In: Roberts CP, Broomfield DP, eds. Avoiding Common Obstetrics and Gynecology Errors. Philadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010:1-2.

DeCherney A, Spencer J, Chard T, Hutchinson K. 2007, ‘Endocrinology of Pregnancy and the Placenta’ in Clinical Obstetrics: The Fetus and the Mother, 3rd ed. ed. by E. Albert Reece and John C. Hobbins. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., USA.

Spencer, J. 2006, ‘Physiology of Pregnancy’ in First Aid for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Boards. ed. Jeannine Rahimian and Tao Le. McGraw-Hill Medical, USA.

Abstracts


Chin HB, Knight JH, Hartnett KP, Kim KH, Spencer JB, Howards PP.  Characterizing the use of fertility preservation methods among female cancer survivors: The FUCHSIA Women’s Study.  Abstract at the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research annual meeting, Boston, MA, 2013

Knight JH, Chin HB, Kim KH, Hartnett KP, Spencer JB, Howards PP.  Comparing fertility treatment success between young adult cancer survivors and women who have not had cancer: The FUCHSIA Women’s Study.  Abstract at the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research annual meeting, Boston, MA, 2013

Kim KH, Hartnett KP, Chin HB, Knight JH, Woodard JJ, Spencer JB, Howards PP.  Understanding young adult cancer survivors' knowledge about fertility preservation and their reasons for not pursuing it in the FUCHSIA Women’s Study.  Abstract at the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research annual meeting, Boston, MA, 2013

Howards PP, Mink PJ, Kim KH, Chin HB, Woodard JJ, Spencer JB, Mertens AC. Fertility in female survivors of young adult cancers:  The FUCHSIA Women’s Study.  Abstract at the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research annual meeting, Boston, MA, 2013

Hartnett KP*, Kim KH, Chin HB, Knight JH, Spencer JB, Howards PP. Are young women with cancer getting enough information about the possible effects of treatment on their future fertility? An analysis from the FUCHSIA Women’s Study.  Abstract at the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research annual meeting, Boston, MA, 2013

Howards PP, Hartnett KP, Mertens AC, Spencer JB.  What determines whether women diagnosed with cancer talk with a doctor about the possible effects of treatment on their fertility: an analysis from The FUCHSIA Women’s Study.  Abstract at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Boston, MA 2013

J. Badik, T. Gleason, J. Spencer, J. Fridovich-Keil. Predicted Residual GALT Activity Correlates with Detectable AMH levels in Girls with Classic Galactosemia. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 2012.

J. Badik, U. Castañeda, T. Gleason, J. Spencer, C. Ficicioglu, K. Fitzgerald, and J. Fridovich-Keil. Anti-Mϋllerian Hormone Levels in Pre-Pubertal Girls with Duarte Variant Galactosemia Show No Evidence of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency. The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting & Expo, Boston, MA, 2011.

J. Spencer, W. Shang, W. Sun, D. Session, D. Ledbetter, C. Lese Martin. Developing a Single Cell Oligonucleotide Array-CGH Test for Aneuploid Screening. Presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Washington DC, 2007.

J. Spencer, E. Wallace, A. Kogan, D. Session, D. Ledbetter, C. Lese-Martin. Oligonucleotide Array Based Comparative Genomic Hybridization with Limited Amounts of DNA Using Whole Genome Amplification. Presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Gynecology Investigation, Reno, 2007.

J. Spencer, D. Kahn, H. Bernstein. Specific Lymphocyte Activation in the Preeclamptic Neonate. Presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Los Angeles, 2005.