Dr. Spenler's Curriculum Vitae

Place of Birth: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Citizenship: U.S.A.

Education

1959-1962 Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, B.S.
1964-1968 University of Iowa, School of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, M.D.

POSITIONS

Rotating Internship

1968-1969 U.S. Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida

Military Service

1967-1972 United States Navy

Emergency Department Physician

1970-1973 St. Francis Hospital of Lynwood, Lynwood, California

Director, Emergency Department

1972-1973 Paramount General Hospital, Paramount, California

Surgical Residency

1973-1976 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital
UCLA School of Medicine, Torrance, California

Chief Resident in Surgery

1975-1976 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital/
UCLA School of Medicine, Torrance, California

Staff Physician, Department of Surgery

1976-1978 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Staff Physician, Los Angeles County Paramedic Institute

1976-1978 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital,
Torrance, California

Assistant Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine

1976-1977 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Director, Surgical Emergency

1976-1977 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Assistant Professor of Surgery in Residence

1976-1979 UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Acting Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine

1977-1979 Los Angeles County Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California

Associate Director, Department of Emergency Medicine

1979-1981 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Emergency Department Physician

1981-1985 Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California

Trauma Surgeon

1985-1987 Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital,
Inglewood, California

Fellowship Aesthetic Surgery of the Face

1985 Dr. Bruce F. Connell, Santa Ana, California

Resident in Plastic Surgery

1985-1987 UCI School of Medicine, Irvine, California

Chief, Burn Unit Subcommittee

1991-1996 Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California

Chief, Plastic Surgery Subdivision

1991-1992 Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California

Medical Director, Burn Center

1993-1997 Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California

Board Certification

  • 1991 American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 1983 American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • 1977 American Board of Surgery

Licensures

  • California Physicians and Surgeons, February, 1970-present
  • Iowa Physicians and Surgeons, June, 1969-present

Military Service

  • 1967-1968 U.S. Navy Senior Medical Student Program, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1968-1969 Intern Rotating, U.S. Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969-1970 General Medical Officer, NSA Station Hospital, Danang, RVN
  • 1970-1972 General Medical Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, Long Beach, California
  • 1972 Honorable Discharge as LCDR

Professional Activities

  • 1989 Member, Pharmacy Committee, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California
  • 1981 Member, Los Angeles, County Trauma Study Subcommittee #2
  • 1977-1980 Member, California Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians Education Committee
  • 1977-1979 Member, Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons
  • 1977-1978 Member, Medical Alert Center (MAC) Advisory/Patient Transfer
  • Committee, Los Angeles County Department of Health 1972 Participant, Countywide
  • Conference on Emergency Medical Services, Los Angeles Convention Center

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Professional Staff Association/Harbor General Hospital
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Los Angeles Plastic Surgery Society
  • California Medical Association
  • American Burn Association
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association

Research Experience

  • Chemist, Development Section, Process Engineering Burlington
    A.E.C. Plant, Iowa, 1962-1963
  • Summer Programs, Public Health Services Trainee, Department
    Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine
    Iowa City, Iowa, Metabolism of Lipids, 1965-1966

Publications

Spenler, C.W. and Benfield, J.F., "Esophageal Disruption From Blunt and Penetrating External Trauma", Arch. Surg. 111:663, 1973

Spenler, C.W. and Shoemaker, W.C., "Resuscitation Algorithmfor Management of Acute Emergencies", JACEP 7:10, 1978

Spenler, C.W., Achauer, B.M. and Vander Kam, V.M., "Treatment of Extensive Adenoma Sebaceum with a Carbon Dioxide Laser", Annals of PS 20:586, 1988

Achauer, B.M., Spenler, C.W., and Gold, M.E., "Reconstruction of Axillary Burn Contractures with the Latissiumus Dorsi Fasciocutaneous Flap", Journal of Trauma 28:211, 1988

Randzio, J. and Spenler, C.W., "Monocortical Wire Osteosynthesis for the Midface and Lower Jaw", Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 65:515, 1988

Hospital Affiliations

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance, California
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, California

Private Practice

3640 Lomita Boulevard, Suite 306
Torrance, California 90505
(310) 784-0644
1987 to Present

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