Rest In Peace – Neil Spector, M.D

Flags were lowered to half-staff today across Duke for Neil Spector, MD, a nationally recognized physician-scientist, translational research leader, and oncology mentor who passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020. He was 63.

Original article on Duke Cancer Institute’s website

An interview with Dr. Spector on Fox 5 NY about his journey with Lyme. His experience with tick-borne diseases as a patient and practitioner.


At the age of 53, he almost died from a disease that should have been diagnosed and treated when he was 37. His memoir, Gone in a Heartbeat: A Physician’s Search for True Healing, explores his journey of misdiagnosis and despite being a medical insider, how he was often discounted by his fellow physicians.

Click here to the interview with Dr. Spector on The Good Man Project

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