Physician’s Profile

Spencer E. Amory, MD, FACS

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Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Surgery
Expertise: 
Cancer Care
Surgery, Gastrointestinal
Laparoscopic Surgery
Hernia Repair
Gallbladder Surgery
Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
Sphincter Saving Operations
Upper Endoscopy
General Surgery
Inguinal Hernia
Colon Surgery
Spleen Surgery
Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Colon Cancer
Gallstones
Crohn's Disease
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Gastric Cancer
Stomach Surgery
Honors: 

Leonard Tow award for Humanism in Medicine 2007

Physician of the Year 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital,Department of Nursing

Teacher of the Year, BALSO 2002

Teacher of the Year, College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2001

Teaching in the Clinical Years, Charles W. Bohmfalk Award,College of Physicians & Surgeons, 2001

Teacher of the Year, BALSO 2000

Teacher Recognition Award, College of Physicians & Surgeons,Class of 2000

Teacher of the Year, BALSO 1999

Teacher of the Year, BALSO 1997

Teacher of the Year, BALSO 1994

Humanitarian Missions: 

2008: Mission Surgeon, Dr. Manuel Ascencio Villarroel Hospital, Punata, Cochabamba, Bolivia

2007: Missionary Surgeon, Linden General Hospital, Linden Guyana

2006, 2007: Missionary Surgeon, Leopoldo Pou Hospital, Samana, Dominican Republic

2006: Missionary Surgeon, Eversley Childs Sanitarium, Cebu, Philippines

2005: Missionary Surgeon, Josefina Marcos Memorial Hospital, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007: Mission Surgeon JN France General Hospital, St. Kitts

2003: Missionary Surgeon, Ziga Memorial Hospital, Tabaco, Phillipines

1997, 1998: Missionary Surge on, St. Croix Hospital, Leogane, Haiti

Countries Visited for Humanitarian Missions: 
Dominican Republic
Guyana
Haiti
Philippines
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Interests: 
Gallstones disease
Surgical education
About: 

Dr. Amory received his medical training from Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities. He developed techniques in laparoscopic cholecystectomy that enabled his group to have the lowest open cholecystectomy rates in the state.

In addition, Dr. Amory has earned a reputation for his diagnostic acumen in complex surgical problems and for highly individualized and personalized care. In recognition of his exceptional care of patients, collegiality with peers, and outstanding outcomes, Dr. Amory was awarded the the 2014 Jerry Gliklich Award for Exemplary Clinical Care, formerly "Practitioner of the Year" award, by the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Society of Practitioners.

Publications: 
Amory S. Opportunities for the General Surgeon in the Academic Medical Center. John Jones Surgical Society Newsletter 1999 Winter; 2:2.
Farman J., Goldsten D.J. Sugalski M., Moazami N., Amory S. Bouveret's Syndrome: Diagnosis by Helical CT Scan. Clinical Imaging 1998: 22:240-2.
Rosing M.A., Amory S. Perforated ileal diverticulitis. An atypical presentation with definitive diagnosis by laparoscopy. Case Report Surgical Endoscopy 1995 9(5):522-524.
Forde, KA, Amory, SE, Tsai, JL: A New Flexible Videondoscope for Minimal Access Surgery. Surgical Endoscomy, 1993.
Forde K.A., Amory S.E. Colonscopy and the Surgeon. Audiovisual Collection of the American College of Surgeons. 1988.