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Donald Spencer

Donald Spencer, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
UNC Health Care System

Don Spencer serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the UNC Health Care System.  In this role, he has responsibility for medical informatics throughout the enterprise.  Don also serves as Professor of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

A family physician for 39 years and 23-year veteran of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine, Spencer previously served as Program Manager for the Carolina Data Warehouse for Health and Medical Director and Vice President of Ambulatory Care for UNC Health Care, and was instrumental in developing physician champions who become influential in IT governance.  Prior to these IT roles, Dr. Spencer was in private practice in rural North Carolina before joining the University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Family and Community Medicine where he established office information systems in three rural practice sites and was responsible for practice management curriculum development in the family medicine residency.

Don holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stanford University, an MD from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia in addition to a certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the Oregon Health and Science University. His areas of interest include medical practice management and information sciences.