Derrick W. Spell, MD, FACP

Dr. Derrick W. Spell joined Louisiana Hematology Oncology Associates in 2004, and is Board Certified in Medical Oncology.

Dr Spell graduated summa cum laude from McNeese Sate University in Lake Charles, Louisiana with a degree in biological sciences.  He then earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  Dr. Spell completed his internship and residence in internal medicine at the Earl K. Long Medical Center.  He then completed a medical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Dr. Spell has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of Oncology at the Earl K. Long Medical Center from 2002-2004.  He was recently chosen as one of the “Best Doctors” in America.  He has also recently earned the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association for his outstanding achievement in continuing medical education. 

Dr. Spell is a strong  supporter of  clinical trials.  During his fellowship training, he developed phase II protocols for both breast and colon patients.  Dr. Spell currently serves on the Institutional Review Board for Woman’s Hospital

Dr. Spell is also very active in the Baton Rouge community.  In 2006, he was elected to service on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.  He is also on the Board of Directors for the ARC Baton Rouge Chapter and has previously served on other community boards including the Hospice Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge and the Children’s Charter School.  He was recently named to the “Top 40 Under 40” list by the Baton Rouge Business Report.

Dr. Spell has 3 children.   He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends  He is also an avid fan of LSU athletics.