History of Merrill P. Spencer Endowed Lectureship

History of Merrill P. Spencer Endowed Lectureship

The Merrill P. Spencer, M.D. Endowed Lectureship was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Dr. Spencer who enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a physician, professor, researcher and innovator. Dr. Spencer earned an international reputation for his groundbreaking work with Doppler ultrasound technology and was a pioneer in stroke prevention. This lectureship, established by an initial gift from The Institute of Applied Physiology and Medicine, founded by Dr. Spencer in 1972, honors his belief in the importance of always searching for new answers and sharing those answers with others through continuing programs of medical education.


  Merrill P. Spencer, M.D. (1922-2006)

This year, in conjunction with the 6th Annual Cerebrovascular Symposium, we are pleased to welcome Neal F. Kassell, M.D., a notable professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia. He will be presenting "Transcranial Ultrasound Treatment Applications," about the use of a brand new technology called MR-guided focused ultrasound. It can be used for the treatment of neurological disorders, tumor ablation and stroke. Click here to register to attend the Spencer Lecture on May 17, 2012 (space is limited).

Video library of past Spencer Lecturers

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