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Kathryn Spanknebel, M.D., FACS

SquareDean, Faculty and Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Surgery
Vice Chancellor for Student Mental Health and Wellness

Email: Kathryn_Spanknebel@nymc.edu
Phone (Faculty Affairs): (914) 594-4500


  • M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Internship in General Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Residency in General Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


  • Spanknebel K, Ellison EC, Nagler A, et. al. "Surgery Clerkship Directors' Perceptions of the COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Medical Student Education." Journal of the American College of Surgeons, (), (2022) . doi: 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000492
  • Ellison EC, Spanknebel K, Farmer DL, et. al. "One-Year Follow-Up of COVID-19 Impact on Surgical Education: Clinical Training Restored but Surgical Trainee Emotional Well-Being Still at Risk." Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 235(2), (2022) 195-209. doi: 10.1097/XCS.0000000000000243
  • Ellison EC, Nagler A, Stain SC, et. al. "Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical trainee education and well-being spring 2020-winter 2020: A path forward." American journal of surgery, 223(2), (2022) 395-403. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.05.018
  • Matthews JB, Blair PG, Ellison EC, et. al. "Checklist Framework for Surgical Education Disaster Plans." Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 233(4), (2021) 557-563. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2021.06.015
  • Abdelsattar JM, Coleman JR, Nagler A, et. al. "Lived Experiences of Surgical Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Assessment." Journal of surgical education, 78(6), (2021) 1851-1862. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2021.04.020
  • Butler PD, Franz BD, Anderson SL, et. al. "Enriching surgical residency training through the liberal arts." American journal of surgery, 222(1), (2021) 42-44. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.11.047
  • Ellison EC, Spanknebel K, Stain SC, et. al. "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Surgical Training and Learner Well-Being: Report of a Survey of General Surgery and Other Surgical Specialty Educators." Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 231(6), (2020) 613-626. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2020.08.766

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  • American Board of Surgery Certificate – Society of Surgical Oncology