E. Sophie Spencer, MD

PGY1 Resident

Sophie was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska.  She spent her junior year of high school in Debrecen, Hungary as a Rotary Exchange Student and returned during undergraduate to perform a preceptorship in the Obstetrics-Gynecology Department at the Debrecen University Hospital.  She graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Psychological and Brain Sciences. She then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. During medical school, she spent a year studying prognostic prostate cancer biomarkers in Peter Nelson’s Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family, traveling, ethnic food, and walks with her dog, Oskar Wolfgang.

Education

MD Degree: University of Washington School of Medicine

Honors

Grace and Phil Edelman Health Sciences Scholarship, 2012
American Medical Association’s Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship, 2009
SPARX Award: Service-Leadership within Underserved Population, UW School of Medicine, 2009-2010

Presentations

Spencer ES, Johnston RB, Porter CR. Volume and PSA Density of the Transition Zone are Significantly Correlated with Risk of Prostate Cancer. Western Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Big Island, HI, 2012

Johnston RB, Spencer ES, Porter CR. Effect of Age on Prostate Cancer Survival and Continence in Patients Undergoing Prostatectomy. Podium Presentation. Western Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Big Island, HI, 2012.

Spencer ES, Johnston RB, Porter CR.  Surgi-Session DVD: Management Strategies for Stage I Seminoma: Pros and Cons of the Three Main Options. Podium Presentation. Western Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Big Island, HI, 2012.

Spencer ES, Bluemn EG, Johnston RB, Zhang X, Gordon RR, Lewinshtein D, Lucas JM, Nelson PS, Porter CR. Association  of decreased expression of protein phosphatase 2A subunit PR55γ (PPP2R2C) with an increased risk of metastases and prostate cancer-specific mortality. Podium Presentation. Canary Foundation Early Detection Symposium: Prostate Group, Palo Alto, CA, 2012.

Spencer ES, Johnston RB, Lewinshtein D, Gordon RR, Koo SJ, Dobi A, McLeod DG, Vakar-Lopez F, Srivastava S, Gleave ME, Nelson PS. Prognostic value of ERG oncoprotein in prostate cancer recurrence and cause-specific mortality. Poster Presentation. Canary Foundation Early Detection Symposium, Palo Alto, CA, 2012,

Spencer ES, Johnston RB, Qu X, Himmetoglu Ussakli C, Gordon RR, Vakar-Lopez F, Lewinshtein D, Lucas JM, Dobi A, McLeod DG, Fang M, Srivastava S, Nelson PS, Porter, CR. Immunohistochemical expression of ERG oncoprotein is associated with development of local recurrence and prostate cancer-specific death in men treated with radical prostatectomy. Poster Presentation. American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Spencer ES, Bluemn EG, Johnston RB, Zhang X, Gordon RR, Lewinshtein D, Lucas JM, Nelson PS, Porter CR. Association of decreased expression of protein phosphatase 2A subunit PR55γ (PPP2R2C) with an increased risk of metastases and prostate cancer-specific mortality. Poster Presentation. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bluemn EG, Spencer ES, Mecham B, Gordon RR, Coleman I, Lewinshtein D, Mostaghel E, Zhang J, Grandori C, Porter CR, Nelson PS. PPP2R2C Loss Promotes Castration-Resistance and Is Associated with Increased Prostate Cancer-Specific Mortality. Molecular Cancer Research. 2013 Jun ; 11(6):568-78

Spencer ES, Johnston RB, Gordon RR, Lucas JM, Ussakli CH, Hurtado-Coll A, Srivastava S, Nelson PS, Porter CR. Prognostic value of ERG oncoprotein in prostate cancer recurrence and cause-specific mortality. The Prostate. 2013 Jan (Online Publication Ahead of Print).

Harper JD, Spencer ES, Porter MP, Gore JL. Adoption of laparoscopic radical nephrectomy in the state of Washington. Journal of Urology. 2012 Feb; 79(2):326-31.

Hsi RS, Hotaling JM, Spencer ES, Bollyky PL, Walsh TJ. Isolated Infection of a Decommissioned Penile Prosthesis Reservoir with Actinomyces neuii. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2011 Mar; 8(3):923–6.