Dr. Spence, medical director of the National Burn Reconstruction Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, was trained in general surgery, plastic surgery and burn treatment at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
While serving in various clinical and teaching capacities at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland,
Dr. Spence has influenced the care of trauma victims around the world, notably through his development of skin banking concepts and innovative surgical techniques. Over the years, he has received numerous grants and academic appointments to study aspects of plastic surgery, trauma care, and acute burn treatment. Dr. Spence has become nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in burn reconstruction.
In creating a national Center of Excellence in burn reconstruction at MedStar Good Samaritan, Dr. Spence continues to raise public awareness of treatments available to burn survivors. The center combines his expertise with the hospital's comprehensive rehabilitation services, which are accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.