Emory Decatur Hospital has been providing the Atlanta community with comprehensive cancer care for more than 20 years. Over the years, our patients and their families have learned to trust the knowledge, skills and dedication of our cancer physicians.
The gynecologic oncology specialists at Emory at Decatur Gynecologic Oncology will work closely with you and your family as a team to provide the most current cancer information, diagnostic procedures and treatment options available. These specially trained gynecological oncology professionals and their support services staff provide patient- and family-centered care in an atmosphere of compassion, commitment, trust and healing.
Dr. Spann received his undergraduate degree from St. Andrews College. After receiving his medical degree at Meharry Medical College, he completed 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 master’s degree in health care management at the Harvard University School of Public Health in 2004.
Dr. Spann is board certified in gynecologic oncology, as well as obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in gynecological malignancies and ovarian cancer. He has completed over 110 robotic surgery cases. He is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His primary instructional role in the department is teaching advanced surgical techniques to residents. He also served as a surgical consultant to faculty at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He served as chief, Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Spann also participates in groundbreaking research and clinical trials. His focus includes placing patients on protocols for various gynecologic malignancies and gynecologic surgery.
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.