William Spellacy, MD

Director, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle, 6th floor
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: wspellac@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-8542

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Education

  • MD, University Of Minnesota, 1959

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

  • metabolic changes during womens reproductive life; detection and management of fetal hypoxia

Memberships

  • NIH (Planning Committe and Speaker, 2011 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Spellacy, WN, Downes, KL. United States Medical Licensing Examination Scores as a Predictor of Performance on the Annual Council of Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Examinations Reproductive Medicine. (59) : 17-19, 2014.
  • Spellacy WN, Gilbert-Barness E, Tsibris JC, Downes KL. Umbilical cord knots and cord blood gases, erythropoietin and nucleated red blood cell levels: a study of possible chronic fetal hypoxia. Fetal and pediatric pathology. 32(2) : 158-61, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23030546
  • McCullough MC, Hart S, Gilbert-Barnes E, Spellacy WN. The gynecologist's role in preventing overdiagnosis of ectopic molar pregnancy: a case report. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 58(7-8) : 351-3, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23947088
  • Deutsch AB, Duncan K, Rajaram L, Salihu HM, Spellacy WN, Belogolovkin V. Cesarean or vaginal delivery for the breech fetus at the threshold of viability: results from a maternal-fetal medicine specialists survey. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. 24(3) : 475-9, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20807158
  • Spellacy WN. Hypoglycemia in glyburide-treated gestational diabetes: is it dose-dependent? Obstetrics and gynecology. 118(2 Pt 1) : 358; author reply 358-9, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21775857
  • Deutsch AB, Lynch O, Alio AP, Salihu HM, Spellacy WN. Increased risk of placental abruption in underweight women. American journal of perinatology. 27(3) : 235-40, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19784916
  • Spellacy WN. First-trimester maternal serum screening and the risk for fetal distress during labor. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 202(5) : e8; author reply e8, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20074691
  • Spellacy WN, McCarthy JM, Tsibris JC, Gilbert-Barness E, Downes KL. Fetal umbilical cord blood erythropoietin, interleukin-6, pH, pO(2), pCO(2), and base excess levels in histologic and/or clinical chorioamnionitis: is the response only inflammatory? Fetal and pediatric pathology. 28(5) : 239-46, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19842878
  • Palmer JM, Indermaur MD, Tebes CC, Spellacy WN. Placenta increta and cocaine abuse in a grand multipara leading to a second trimester rupture of an unscarred uterus: a case report. Southern medical journal. 101(8) : 834-5, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18622325
  • Spellacy WN. Obstetric practice in the United States of America may contribute to the obesity epidemic. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 53(12) : 955-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19160656
  • Spellacy WN. Conflicting information. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 196(1) : e24; author reply e24, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17240213
  • Deutsch AB, Miller E, Spellacy WN, Mabry R. Ultrasound to identify cord knotting in monoamniotic monochorionic twins. Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies. 10(1) : 216-8, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17539383
  • McCarthy JM, Gilbert-Barness E, Tsibris JC, Spellacy WN. Are placental chorionic capillary nucleated red blood cell counts useful compared to umbilical cord blood tests? Fetal diagnosis and therapy. 22(2) : 121-3, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17135757
  • Spellacy WN, Carlan SJ, McCarthy JM, Tsibris JC. Prediction of ABOG written examination performance from the third-year CREOG in-training examination results. The Journal of reproductive medicine. 51(8) : 621-2, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16967631
  • Spellacy WN. Plurality-dependent risk of respiratory distress syndrome among very-low-birth-weight infants and antepartum corticosteroid treatment. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 194(1) : 302; author reply 302, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16389052
  • Spellacy WN. Letter to the editor: re - editorial by Wapner. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 192(6) : 2090; author reply 2090-1, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15970909
  • McCarthy JM, Capullari T, Spellacy WN. The correlation between automated hematology and manually read smears for the determination of nucleated red blood cells in umbilical cord blood. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. 17(3) : 199-201, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16147823
  • Spellacy WN. Effects of antenatal glucocorticoids on outcomes of very-low-birth-weight multifetal gestations. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 188(4) : 1117; author reply 1117, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12712126
  • Spellacy WN. Vasa previa, multiple pregnancies, and in vitro fertilization clarification. Fertility and sterility. 79(5) : 1254-5; author reply 1255, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12738534
  • Tsibris JC, Maas S, Segars JH, Nicosia SV, Enkemann SA, O'Brien WF, Spellacy WN. New potential regulators of uterine leiomyomata from DNA arrays: the ionotropic glutamate receptor GluR2. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 312(1) : 249-54, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14630051
  • Tsibris JC, Segars J, Enkemann S, Coppola D, Wilbanks GD, O'Brien WF, Spellacy WN. New and old regulators of uterine leiomyoma growth from screening with DNA arrays. Fertility and sterility. 80(2) : 279-81, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12909486
  • Tsibris JC, Segars J, Coppola D, Mane S, Wilbanks GD, O'Brien WF, Spellacy WN. Insights from gene arrays on the development and growth regulation of uterine leiomyomata. Fertility and sterility. 78(1) : 114-21, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12095500
  • Spellacy WN. Impact of maternal ketonuria in postterm pregnancy. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 187(5) : 1425; author reply 1425, 2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12439543

Positions Held

  • Professor and Chairman (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine 1988 - 2002)

Awards/Honors

  • Dean's Award (University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine - 2012)
  • Excellence in Teaching (APGO - 2008)