Lisa Beth Spiryda,MD,PhD,FACOG

lspiryda_photoAssociate Professor
Division of Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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Graduate School/Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts Hospital Integrated Residency Program at Harvard University, Boston, MA

Dr. Spiryda received a BA in Biochemistry with Honors from Barnard College, Columbia University and a PhD in Cell Biology and Anatomy/Biomedical Sciences and MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts Hospital Integrated Residency Program at Harvard University.

After 3 years of private practice in Rhinebeck, New York, Dr. Spiryda was recruited by University of South Carolina, School of Medicine through the Centenary Program to start-up and direct a translational research program on Biomarkers in Human Papillomavirus, Cervical dysplasia and cancer in 2007. She was an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and held joint appointments in Women’s Studies Program and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology departments. Dr. Spiryda served as Director of the Research Division and Resident/Student Research, and Director of Colposcopy.

 In August 2013, Dr. Spiryda joined the faculty at University of Florida, College of Medicine in the Department of OB/GYN as an Associate Professor. She serves as Director of Resident Research and Director of Colposcopy. Dr. Spiryda directs the Translational Research Program in HPV and cervical dysplasia pursuing biomarkers involved with earlier detection of precancerous lesions and new treatment modalities for premalignant cervical disease.  Dr. Spiryda has several ongoing clinical studies involving hysterectomy routes, breastfeeding, health disparities in women’s health. She is currently a member of the Education Committee for the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP). Dr. Spiryda is also pursuing her MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business.

In addition to her active translational and clinical research programs and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Spiryda has been a Board Certified OB/GYN since 2005 and maintains a large clinical practice encompassing the full spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology. Her special clinical interests include: abnormal PAP tests, vulvar disease, minimally invasive surgical techniques (da Vinci robotic surgery, advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy), adolescent gynecology, and family-oriented obstetrics. She belongs to the following professional societies: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Dr. Spiryda has published and presented nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics in Women’s Health including: HPV /cervical dysplasia/abnormal Pap tests , Health disparities in Breastfeeding, Modes of Hysterectomy, Obesity and Pregnancy outcomes and Graft versus Host disease in female genital organs and vulvar disease. She has mentored over 40 undergraduate, graduate, medical students, and resident physicians.

Dr. Spiryda has received multiple grants and awards for her research from local and national funding sources (USC, NIH, March of Dimes). She is currently the PI for a grant from National Institutes of Health/NCI/Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, and was a co-investigator on a center grant from National Institutes of Health/National Center on Minority Health/ Health Disparities. In 2013, Dr. Spiryda received the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Hologic Research Fellowship in Cervical Cancer Detection.