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Kirk T. Spencer, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Inpatient Cardiology Services

Associate Director, Cardiac Imaging Center

Kirk T. Spencer, MD, is a cardiologist and expert in cardiac imaging. He is a recognized leader in the field of echocardiography, the evaluation of heart function using sound waves. In addition to echocardiography, Dr. Spencer's imaging expertise includes cardiac MRI, a relatively new method to noninvasively assess the structure and function of the heart. His clinical interests include valvular heart disease, transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac stress testing, congestive heart failure and cardiac disease in renal failure/renal transplant.

Dr. Spencer has participated in several important clinical research studies and continues to search for new methods to assess the heart with imaging. A prolific author, Dr. Spencer has written over 100 journal articles and book chapters on cardiac imaging.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


American College of Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography
Christian Medical and Dental Association

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-5836

Office Fax

(773) 702-1034

Office Postal Address

Kirk T. Spencer, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6080
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Spencer's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.