Spencer C. Payne, MD

Spencer C. Payne, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Spencer Payne, MD

Spencer Payne, MD received his B.A. summa cum laude in biology from the University of Delaware in 1997 and later his  M.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2001.  His clinical training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery was completed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan where he received the Outstanding Resident Award .  Dr. Payne went on to complete a fellowship in Rhinology and Sinus Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts where an emphasis was placed on minimally invasive sinus techniques under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Catalano.  During his time there, he participated in several clinical trials and was fully trained in the use of balloon dilating catheters for the sinuses, a newer and lesser invasive technique for opening the sinuses.

After the completion of his training, Dr. Payne came to the University of Virginia where he heads up the Division of Rhinology & Sinus Surgery for the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  He currently serves on the Quality Improvement committee for the University of Virginia Health System.  Additionally, Dr. Payne has been actively involved in the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery where he serves on several committees and from which he recently received the prestigious Holt Leadership Award.

His research interests include the immunologic mechanisms of chronic sinusitis and towards that end has collaborated with Dr. Larry Borish on both clinical and laboratory research projects to further delineate the most effective methods of diagnosing and treating patients with sinonasal diseases.

Recent Publications:

Frontal sinus. Payne SC. J Neurosurg. 2012 Mar;116(3):529-30; discussion 530. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

Interleukin-4 in the Generation of the AERD Phenotype: Implications for Molecular Mechanisms Driving Therapeutic Benefit of Aspirin Desensitization. Steinke JW, Payne SC, Borish L.  J Allergy (Cairo). 2012;2012:182090. Epub 2012 Jan 3.

Genetics and phenotyping in chronic sinusitis. Payne SC, Borish L, Steinke JW. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Oct;128(4):710-20; quiz 721-2. Epub 2011 Jun 25. Review.

Evidence for distinct histologic profile of nasal polyps with and without eosinophilia. Payne SC, Early SB, Huyett P, Han JK, Borish L, Steinke JW. Laryngoscope. 2011 Oct;121(10):2262-7. doi: 10.1002/lary.21969. Epub 2011 Sep 6.

Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for acromegaly: remission using modern criteria, complications, and predictors of outcome. Jane JA Jr, Starke RM, Elzoghby MA, Reames DL, Payne SC, Thorner MO, Marshall JC, Laws ER Jr, Vance ML. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Sep;96(9):2732-40. Epub 2011 Jun 29.