Cyril Spann, MD

Cyril Spann, MD

Dr. Spann is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He specializes in gynecological malignancies and ovarian cancer. He has completed over 110 robotic surgery cases. His primary instructional role in the department is teaching advanced surgical techniques to residents. He also serves as a surgical consultant to faculty at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He serves as chief, Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown.


  • Gynecologic Oncology (Board certified since 1992)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (Board certified since 1987)

Areas of Expertise

  • Gynecologic malignancies
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Robotic surgery

Groundbreaking Research and Clinical Trials

Dr. Spann’s research focus includes participation in the Gynecologic Oncology Group, placing patients on protocols for various gynecologic malignancies and gynecologic surgery.

The Road to Emory: Education

Dr. Spann received his undergraduate degree from St. Andrews College. After receiving his medical degree at Meharry Medical College, he competed the gynecology and obstetrics residency at Emory University. He served as chief administrative resident during his senior year and decided to stay on as faculty in a teaching role for medical students and residents. He then entered and completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Spann completed a masters degree in health care management at the Harvard University School of Public Health in 2004.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Spann has received numerous teaching awards from residents and medical students. He received the 1997 National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the 1998 Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award. In 1998, he was chosen Best Gynecology-Obstetrics Attending for the third time by the Emory School of Medicine's senior class and has been named Best Attending by the residents numerous times. He has sponsored dozens of Resident Research Day projects and is a mentor for those interested in pursuing fellowship or private practice opportunities.