After several years in private practice, Dr. Spiryda began her academic career in 2007 at the University of South Carolina, where she was Director of Colposcopy and directed a clinical research program on Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Abnormal Pap tests and Cervical Precancerous Disease. In 2013, Dr. Spiryda joined the faculty at the University of Florida as an Associate Professor. She served as Director of Colposcopy and Vulvar Disease and continued the Translational Research Program on HPV and abnormal Pap tests for early detection of precancerous lesions and new treatment modalities.
Dr. Spiryda has published and presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics including: abnormal Pap tests, HPV/cervical precancer disease, breastfeeding, optimizing routes of hysterectomy, obesity and pregnancy outcomes, exercise and pregnancy outcomes, graft versus host disease in female genital organs, and vulvar disease. She has mentored more than 80 undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students and resident physicians. She has received multiple teaching awards including the Golden Apple Medical Student Education Award (2014-17), CREOG Award for Outstanding Resident Teaching, and the J. Lee Dockery, M.D., Excellence in Teaching Award for overall outstanding teaching in obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Spiryda has received multiple grants and awards for her research from local and national funding sources (USC, NIH and March of Dimes) and received the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Hologic Research Fellowship in Cervical Cancer Detection. She is a member of several committees for the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP). She is on several journal editorial boards and is the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.
In recognition of her dedication to patient care, she received the Customer Service Key Award at UF Health and has been recognized as a compassionate physician. She belongs to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
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