Elizabeth M. Spiers, MD


Elizabeth M. Spiers M.D., L.L.C.
1456 Ferry Road, Suite 405
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: (215) 230-4592
Fax: (215) 230-4593


1978-1979 Austin College 1979-1981 B.S. West Texas State University 1982-1986 M.D. University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston)

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments

1986-1987 Intern in Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1987-1990 Dermatology Resident, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1990-1991 Dermatopathology Fellowship, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1991-1992 Research Fellow, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty Appointments

1991 Assistant Professor of Dermatology University of Alabama School of Medicine 1992-1993 Instructor in Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1993-1995 Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 1995-2005 Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2005-present Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Hospital and Administrative Appointments

1992-1995 Clinical Director, Department of Dermatology University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Specialty Certification

1990 Dermatology 1991 Dermatopathology



Awards, Honors, and Membership in Honorary Societies

1986 Alpha Omega Alpha 1986 Edward Randall Medal for Academic Excellence

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatopathology
Philadelphia College of Physicians
Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology
Philadelphia Dermatological Society


Research Publications, Peer Reviewed

Spiers EM, Hendrick SJ, Jorizzo JL, Solomon AR. Sporotrichosis masquerading as pyoderma gangrenosum. Arch Dermatol 122:691-694, 1986

Spiers EM, Sanders DY, Omura EF. Clinical and histologic features of primary oxalosis. J Amer Acad Dermatol 22:952-956, 1990.

Spiers EM, Sams WM Jr. Occult hepatic aneurysms in clinically cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa. Clinical Cases in Dermatol 2(3):2-5, 1990.

Brooke CP, Spiers EM, Omura EF. Noninflammatory bullae associated with epsilon-aminocaproic acid infusion. J Amer Acad Dermatol 277:880-882, 1992.

Spiers EM, Lazarus GS, Lyons-Giordano B. Expression of plasminogen activators in psoriatic epidermis. J Invest Dermatol 102: 33-338, 1994.

Spiers EM, Grotting JC, Omura EF. An epidermal proliferative reaction associated with a silicone gel breast implant. Am J Dermatopathol 16:315-319, 1994.

Weinberg JM, Ragsdale BD, Spiers EM, Margolis DJ. Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus and morphea of the lower extremities. J Geriatric Dermatol 3:78-82, 1995.

Spiers EM, Lazarus GS, Lyons-Giordano B. Expression of plasminogen activators in basal cell carcinoma. J Pathol 178(3):290-296, 1996.

Weinberg JM, Wolfe JT, Fratalli AL, Werth VP, Naides SJ, Spiers EM. Parvovirus B19 infection associated w/ acute hepatitis, arthralgias and rash. J Clin Rheumatol 2:85-88, 1996.

Atillasoy ES, Weinberg JM, Baxt RD, Spiers EM. Adenocarcinoma of the breast presenting as a "keloid". J Geriatric Dermatol 3:183-185, 1995.

Saltzer KR, Shuster PJ, Weinberg JM, Tangoren IA, Spiers EM. Diving suit dermatitis: a manifestaion of Pseudomonas folliculitis. Cutis. 59(5):245-246, 1997.

Weinberg J, Wolfe JT, Sood S, Saruk M, Rook AH, Spiers EM. Cutaneous necrosis associated with recombinant interferon injection. A report of three cases with interferon Beta lb and review of the literature. Acta Derm Venereol (Stockh) 77:146-148, 1997.

Spiers, EM, The Dangers of Sun Exposure for Marathoners and Other Runners, Marathon & Beyond, September/October 2012, Volume 16, Issue 5, 38-42

Editorials, Reviews, Chapters

Spiers EM, Fine JD. Immunopathogenesis of bullous diseases. In Clinical Dermatology (Ed: Demis DJ), Philadelphia, Harper and Row, Unit 6-1, pp. 1-29, 1987.

Lyons-Giordano B, Jensen PJ, Spiers EM, Lazarus GS. Differential expression of plasminogen activators in normal and psoriatic epidermis. In Psoriasis, (L. Dubertrret, ed.) ISED Publishing Co. 1993.

Lyons-Giordano B. Spiers EM, Jensen PJ, Loskutoff DJ, Lararus GS. Plasminogen activators in epithelial biology and pathology. 1994.

Fine JD, Spiers EM. Bullous diseases. In Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: An integrated program in Dermatology, self-assessment and review. (Dover JS, ed.) Philadelphia. WB Saunders. 1994.