Nancy Spector, MD, is the executive director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program. She also serves as associate dean for faculty development at Drexel University College of Medicine and is a professor of pediatrics. Dr. Spector is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her residency, chief residency and general academic pediatrics fellowship at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Dr. Spector supplemented her educational portfolio with a fellowship in faculty development at Michigan State University and coursework in leadership and faculty development at the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Harvard Macy Institute. She was a fellow in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program in 2009–2010.
Dr. Spector joined St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in 1997 and, in addition to her other academic roles, she served as vice chair for education and faculty development, associate director of the Pediatric Residency program from 2002 to 2012 and program director from 2012 to 2016. She served as the associate director of ELAM from 2015 to 2016. Since 2016 she has been the executive director of ELAM
Her expertise extends broadly in academic pediatrics in the areas of curriculum design and implementation; evaluation methodology and process; faculty development; and mentoring. Her scholarly work focuses on the development and implementation of competency-based educational programs, mentorship, faculty development, professional development and leadership skills. She has been a leader of the I-PASS Study Group, a research group that focuses on patient safety and communications research and is a founder of the I-PASS Patient Safety Institute, which seeks to train institutions in best handoff practices and aid in their implementation.