Specialties

Reproductive Endo and Infertility (Board certified since 2011)

Obstetrics and Gynecology (Board certified since 2007)

At a Glance

  • 2008 Started practicing
  • 11 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Spencer

Jessica B. Spencer, MD, MSc
Associate Professor and Division Director, REI, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Program Director, Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

A native of Los Angeles, Jessica Spencer completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA in 2005. She came to Emory for her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and also completed a Masters in Clinical Research. She joined the faculty at Emory in 2008 and became Division Director in 2014. The division has since grown substantially and expanded its patient services. She sees patients who are seeking treatment for infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and fertility preservation. Dr Spencer has been recognized as an Atlanta Top Doctor since 2015 and won several institutional awards for excellent patient satisfaction. She also serves as a board examiner for American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr Spencer's research focuses in part on fertility and reproductive outcomes in cancer survivors as well as the mechanisms of ovarian insufficiency in galactosemia and the Fragile X premutation. She was a co-investigator on the FUCHSIA Women's Study, a study of fertility in cancer survivors which examined the reproductive impact and counseling on cancer survivors. With her collaborators in human genetics at Emory, they have shown that girls and women with classic galactosemia do not show evidence of abnormally functioning FSH but do have profound diminished ovarian reserve compared with girls and women of the same age without galactosemia. More recently, Dr Spencer and her collaborators have explored the effect gonadotoxic therapies for sickle cell disease and lupus have on ovarian reserve and menstrual function. She is very active in teaching and has been the REI program fellowship director since 2014.

In addition to her work at Emory, she chairs the medical committee of the Jewish Fertility Foundation, an Atlanta based organization that provides grants to couples who cannot afford fertility treatment. She also consults for JScreen, another nonprofit that educates and improves access to expanded carrier screening. She is a strong advocate for improving access to reproductive care for the LGBT community and to fertility preservation for cancer patients and survivors.

My Clinical Interests

  • fallopian tube recanalization
  • fertility
  • fibroids
  • gynecological surgery
  • infertility
  • in-vitro fertilization
  • laparoscopy
  • laparoscopy with lasers
  • menopause
  • miscarriage-spontaneous
  • polycystic ovarian disease
  • premature ovarian failure
  • reproductive surgery
  • ultrasound

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Sackler School of Medicine,Tel Aviv, Israel
2001

INTERNSHIP

Tufts University, Medford, MA
2002

RESIDENCY

Tufts University, Medford, MA
2003

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2005

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2008

Professional Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Endocrine Society

Resolve

Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological

Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

Honors & Awards

Top Doctor
Atlanta Magazine

Excellence in Teaching
Reproductive Sciences, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Millipub Club
Emory University School of Medicine

Major Publications

Chin HB, Kramer MR, Mertens AC, Spencer JB, Howards PP. Differences in Women’s Use of Medical Help for Becoming Pregnant by the Level of Urbanization of County of Residence in Georgia. J Rural Health. 2016 Jan 14. doi: 10.111/jrh.12172. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26769080

Jacobson MH, Mertens AC, Spencer JB, Manatunga AK, Howards PP. Menses resumption after cancer treatment-induced amenorrhea occurs early or not at all. Fertil Steril. 2015 Nov 30. pii: S0015-0282(15)02103-2. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.11.020. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26658130

Chin HB, Jacobson MH, Interrante JD, Mertens AC, Spencer JB, Howards PP. Hypothyroidism after cancer and the ability to meet reproductive goals among a cohort of young adult female cancer survivors. Fertil Steril. 2015 Oct 13. pii: S0015-0282(15)01959-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.09.031. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26474733

Chin HB, Howards PP, Kramer MR, Mertens AC, Spencer JB. Racial Disparities in Seeking Care for Help Getting Pregnant. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12210 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26201443

Elchuri SV, Williamson RS, Clark Brown R, Haight AE, Spencer JB, Buchanan I, Hassen-Schilling L, Brown MR, Mertens AC, Meacham LR. The effects of hydroxyurea and bone marrow transplant on Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels in females with sickle cell anemia. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2015 Jun;55(1);56-61. Doi:10.1016/j.bcmd.2015.03.012. Epub 2015 Mar 31. PMID: 25976468

Roberts-Wilson TK, Spencer JB, Fantz CR.  Using an algorithmic approach to secondary amenorrhea: avoiding diagnostic error. Clinica Chimica Acta.2013 Aug 23;423:56-61.

Spencer JB, Badik JR, Ryan EL, Gleason TJ, Broadaway KA, Epstein MP, Fridovich-Keil JL, Modifiers of ovarian function in girls and women with classic galactosemia. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2013 Jul;98(7):E1257-65

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Reproductive Center

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Fl 18
Atlanta, GA 30308
  • 404-778-3401
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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3

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Ratings & Reviews

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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Sackler School of Medicine,Tel Aviv, Israel
2001

INTERNSHIP

Tufts University, Medford, MA
2002

RESIDENCY

Tufts University, Medford, MA
2003

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
2005

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
2008

Professional Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

American Society of Reproductive Medicine

Endocrine Society

Resolve

Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological

Atlanta Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

Honors & Awards

Top Doctor
Atlanta Magazine

Excellence in Teaching
Reproductive Sciences, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014

Millipub Club
Emory University School of Medicine

Major Publications

Chin HB, Kramer MR, Mertens AC, Spencer JB, Howards PP. Differences in Women’s Use of Medical Help for Becoming Pregnant by the Level of Urbanization of County of Residence in Georgia. J Rural Health. 2016 Jan 14. doi: 10.111/jrh.12172. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26769080

Jacobson MH, Mertens AC, Spencer JB, Manatunga AK, Howards PP. Menses resumption after cancer treatment-induced amenorrhea occurs early or not at all. Fertil Steril. 2015 Nov 30. pii: S0015-0282(15)02103-2. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.11.020. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26658130

Chin HB, Jacobson MH, Interrante JD, Mertens AC, Spencer JB, Howards PP. Hypothyroidism after cancer and the ability to meet reproductive goals among a cohort of young adult female cancer survivors. Fertil Steril. 2015 Oct 13. pii: S0015-0282(15)01959-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.09.031. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26474733

Chin HB, Howards PP, Kramer MR, Mertens AC, Spencer JB. Racial Disparities in Seeking Care for Help Getting Pregnant. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2015 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/ppe.12210 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26201443

Elchuri SV, Williamson RS, Clark Brown R, Haight AE, Spencer JB, Buchanan I, Hassen-Schilling L, Brown MR, Mertens AC, Meacham LR. The effects of hydroxyurea and bone marrow transplant on Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels in females with sickle cell anemia. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2015 Jun;55(1);56-61. Doi:10.1016/j.bcmd.2015.03.012. Epub 2015 Mar 31. PMID: 25976468

Roberts-Wilson TK, Spencer JB, Fantz CR.  Using an algorithmic approach to secondary amenorrhea: avoiding diagnostic error. Clinica Chimica Acta.2013 Aug 23;423:56-61.

Spencer JB, Badik JR, Ryan EL, Gleason TJ, Broadaway KA, Epstein MP, Fridovich-Keil JL, Modifiers of ovarian function in girls and women with classic galactosemia. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2013 Jul;98(7):E1257-65