Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, works to improve quality of care, operational efficiency, and patient experiences as vice chief of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. As assistant professor of medicine, he conducts clinical trials for functional GI disorders, performs health services research, and examines the impact of health policy and regulations on gastroenterology. His clinical practice focuses on functional GI and motility disorders. Dr Dorn graduated with highest distinction from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Brooklyn College of Medicine. He earned a master of public health (epidemiology) degree and later a master of healthcare administration (health policy and management) from UNC. Dr Dorn completed his internal medicine training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, where he was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. He subsequently trained at UNC as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral research fellow in digestive diseases epidemiology and functional GI disorders, and later as a clinical fellow in gastroenterology and hepatology.