William Spellacy, MD

Director, College Of Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecology

Graduate Research Professor, 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
suite 6045
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

  • 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) : 351-3http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23947088
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Conflicting information. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 196(1) : e24; author reply e24, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17240213
  • 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.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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)