J. Gershon Spector, MD, served the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 1971-2015, and currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus.

Neil Hayes, MD

2022 Spector Lectureship

Our invited speaker is Neil Hayes, MD, assistant dean for Cancer Research, director of the Center for Cancer Research, chief of the Division of Hematology & Oncology, and the Van Vleet Endowed Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Title: Celebrating 40 years of cisplatin and HPV in head and neck cancer: A new look at an old couple

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Time: 7:00 AM CST

Location: Ogura Learning Center, 9th floor McMillan Hospital (in person attendance is by invitation only)

Our lectureship this year will be a hybrid format. If you are interested in attending virtually, please request the Zoom link and instructions from Brian Faddis at btfaddis@wustl.edu.


J. Gershon Spector Lecture in the Biology of Cancer

Gershon Spector, MD headshot
J. Gershon Spector, MD

The purpose of this lectureship is to invite nationally and internationally known investigators to serve as lecturers at Washington University.  The lecturer should be an accomplished fundamental biologist studying the mechanisms and biology of cancer.  Areas of highest interest include molecular mechanisms, biophysics and bioengineering, including nanotechnology.  The lectureship should be coordinated with the academic programs of the Siteman Cancer Center in the Department of Otolaryngology.


Spector Lecturers (Established 2017)

  • 2021 – Eben Rosenthal, MD
  • 2019 – Cherie-Ann Nathan, MD
  • 2018 – James W. Rocco, MD, PhD
  • 2017 – John Sunwoo, MD, PhD