Steven E. Spencer


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Medical Director, Disease and Utilization Mangement
Location: San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Research Interests:
Topical Microbicides
Respiratory Viruses
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Undergraduate: BS in Pre-Medicine Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, LA, 1985-1989
Medical School: MD, Louisiana State University Medical Center-Shreveport, 1989-1993
Internship: Pediatrics, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, 1993-1994
Residency: Pediatrics, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, 1994-1996
Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 2000-2003


COL Spencer is a native of Bastrop, Louisiana. He completed ROTC at Northeast Louisiana University after prior enlisted service. He then attended LSU Medical Center-Shreveport on an HPSP scholarship and completed pediatric residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX. After two utilization tours as a General Pediatrician he was selected for a Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. COL Spencer is currently the Director of Utilization and Disease Management at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX and is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Committee on International Affairs. He has served in a variety of academic, administrative and clinical positions and is an awardee of the Surgeon General’s "A" Proficiency Designator.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Winner, Paul Florentino Award for Patient and Family Centered Care, WRNMMC June 2013

Contributing Author Pediatric Surgery and Medicine for Hostile Environments, Fuenfer MM, Creamer CM eds. Borden Institute 2010; revised 2nd Edition 2017


Spencer SE, Valentin-Bon IE, Whaley K, and Jerse AE. Inhibition of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Genital Tract Infection by Leading Candidate Topical Microbicides in a Mouse Model. JID 2004;1889:10-49.

Spencer SE, Bash MC. Extragenital Manifestations of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2006 Mar;8(2):132-8

Seery TJ, Spencer SE Group B Streptococcus Abscess as the Initial Presentation of a New Onset Diabetic Child. JPID 2008; 3(3): 203-204

Beigel JH, Davey RT, et al, Member IRC002 Study team. Immune plasma for the treatment of severe influenza: an open-label, multicentre, phase 2 randomised study. Lancet Respir Med 2017 Jun 5 (6):500-511. Epub 2017 May 15

Elwood RL, Spencer SE. Successful Clearance of Catheter-related Blood Stream Infection by Antibiotic Lock Therapy Using Ampicillin. Ann Pharmacother, 2006 Feb;40(2):347-50. Epub 2006 Jan 31