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Maria Spencer

Maria Spencer, MD

Specializing in Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • One Health
Gender:
Female
Year began practicing:
2018
Year joined staff:
2018

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Education

2005-2011
Universidad del Zulia, School of Medicine

Residency

2014-2018
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
  • Society of Physicians of Zulia  (Maracaibo, Venezuela)

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Wayne State University: “Angela Y. Dourron, M.D/Maimonides Award” for excellence in compassionate patient care 2017
  • MSACOG 2016
  • First prize on Poster Presentation Award 2016
  • Wayne State University - Sinai-Grace Hospital 13th Annual Research Meeting
  • Poster Presentation Research Award 2015
  • Resident teaching award 2017 – 2018. Wayne State University Medical School and Faculty
  • Sidney F. Bottoms M.D. Award. 2nd place Oral presentation Resident Category

Physician Profile

Owensboro Health Owensboro Health is proud to welcome a new women’s healthcare specialist, with Dr. Maria C. Spencer joining Owensboro Health Medical Group – Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Spencer is a native of Venezuela and earned her medical degree from La Universidad del Zulia School of Medicine in her home country. She moved to the U.S. to pursue her dream of training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and completed her residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Spencer is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and caring for high risk obstetrics and gynecology patients.

“Creating bonds with patients is something special about the field I am in, especially in Obstetrics and Gynecology” Dr. Spencer said. “My goal is to establish a great relationship with my patients, make them feel comfortable and provide them with the best care”.

“Haz tu cita hoy conmigo para poder ayudarte con todas tus dudas y preocupaciones”.

Licenses

  • Kentucky
  • Michigan 

Publications

- Maldonado MC, Alhousseini A, Awadalla M, Idler J, Patwardhan M, Welch R, Puder K. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy leading to severe vitamin K deficiency and coagulopathy. Hindawi Case reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


- Vilchez G, Hoyos LR, Maldonado MC, Lagos M, Kruger M, Bahado-Singh R. Risk of neonatal mortality according to gestational age after elective repeat cesarean delivery. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2016 Jul;294(1):77-81.


- Vilchez G, Maldonado MC, Hoyos L, Dai J, Sokol RJ. The Effect of Expectant Management Risks on Maternal/Neonatal Outcomes in Planned Repeat Cesarean Delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2016 May; 127:146S.


- Vilchez G, Maldonado MC, Doo J, Dai J, Sokol RJ. Optimal Delivery Route in Low Risk Term Twin Pregnancies Conceived after Infertility Treatment: Is the “Precious Baby” Effect Justified? Reproductive Sciences 2016. 174A-174A.


- Vilchez G, Maldonado MC, Doo J, Dai J, Sokol RJ. The Effect of Infertility Treatment on Term Maternal/Neonatal Outcomes and Optimal Timing for Delivery in Conception- Assisted Singleton “Premium Pregnancies”. Reproductive Sciences 2016. March; 23: 270A-271A.


- Arismendi G, Mauriello C, Maldonado MC, Fernandez M, Larreal M, Torres G, Romero Z. Study of autopsies in fatal cases of dengue in a Venezuelan endemic region. Correlación clinicopatologica en casos fatales de Dengue en Maracaibo, Venezuela. 2011 May; 63(1): 44-51. Cited in PubMed; PMID: REV CUBANA MED TROP.