Dr. Samantha A. Spencer, MD

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Dr. Samantha A. Spencer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Female

BOSTON CHILDRENS HOSPITAL 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115 Get Directions
(617) 355-6021

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"Outside of Boston Children's Hospital, I provide community outreach and teaching at a national level through the following condition specific...   Read More

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      Dr. Spencer may be an intelligent physician capable of ascertaining an accurate diagnosis and providing appropriate care but she lacks in being able to articulate her prognosis and the appropriate next steps to her patients in an effective manner. So much of being an effective physician, especially to children is to be able to communicate with both the kids and the parents. More work to be done on that front doc!
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Bone Disorders
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clubfoot
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Limb Pain
      • Lower Extremity Trauma
      • Orthopedic Disorders
      • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

      Procedures Performed

      • Foot and Ankle Surgery
      • Pediatric Trauma Management

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University of Michigan Medical School

        Graduated in 2000

      • Internship Hospital
        Massachusetts General Hospital

        Completed in 2001

      • Residency Hospital
        Harvard Combined Ortho Residency Program

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Boston Children's Hospital

        Completed in 2006

      • Undergraduate School
        Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1996

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      • English
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      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Spencer's Care Philosophy

      "Outside of Boston Children's Hospital, I provide community outreach and teaching at a national level through the following condition specific patient organizations: Little People of America(participation in the yearly national meetings with invited talks and meetings with their medical advisory board); Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation (participation in Walk for OI  yearly fundraiser event as medical expert, participation in scientific invited meeting); CLOVES Foundation (on medical advisory board)."

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      Dr. Spencer says...

      Dr. Samantha Spencer has been a pediatric orthopedic surgeon on staff at Boston Children's Hospital since August, 2006. She treat patients from birth to adult for a wide range of congenital and traumatic conditions, both surgically and non-surgically. Her particular interests include lower extremity disorders such as clubfeet and congenital limb differences, osteogenesis imperfecta and other bone dysplasias as well as vascular anomalies. 

      Dr. Spencer works with our multidisciplinary programs in Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Ehlers Danlos, and extensively with the Vascular Anomalies Center. Her clinical research focuses on congenital lower extremity, bone dysplasias and vascular anomalies. She also participates in the Lower Extremity Team research group meetings and projects.