Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Marnee Spierer, MD

Chief of Staff, Chief of Radiation Oncology Clinical Operations & Medical Director of Clinical Operations

CTCA near Phoenix

"It is an honor to be part of such a dedicated team focused on the care of our patients."

- Marnee Spierer, MD

Patient Rating

4.9 / 5
34 Ratings

About Our Ratings

Medical degree

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York

Internship / Residency

  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
  • Radiation Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Advanced degree(s)

  • MA - Teachers College, Columbia University, New York

Certification(s)

  • Radiation Oncology - American Board of Radiology

Practicing since: 2005

“The dedication here not only to cancer medicine but also to quality cancer care is a rare gift,” says Dr. Marnee Spierer, a radiation oncologist and Chief of Staff, Chief of Radiation Oncology Clinical Operations and Medical Director of Clinical Operations at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) near Phoenix. “I wanted to be part of the effort.”

Dr. Spierer completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1991 and a master’s degree at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City in 1994. Deciding to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Spierer attended the post-baccalaureate premedical program at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She earned a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians Surgeons in 2000.

After completing a general residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey, Dr. Spierer completed a radiation oncology residency at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Dr. Spierer served as a residency training program director, assistant professor and radiation oncologist at a medical center in the Bronx, New York. Additionally, she was a partner in a private radiation oncology practice in New York City. She joined CTCA® in April 2014.

Dr. Spierer is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. She is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and the American Board of Radiology. Over the years, Dr. Spierer has received several awards.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Spierer has presented study findings at numerous local and national clinical meetings. Her investigations have focused on post-mastectomy radiation, soft tissue sarcoma, women’s oncology and radiation for childhood sarcoma, among other areas. She has served as a principal investigator and co-principal investigator for clinical trials and has published research in prominent, peer-reviewed medical journals. She has also contributed chapters to several radiation oncology books.

Dr. Spierer was drawn to the environment at CTCA. “Cancer treatment can be difficult,” she says, “but the care teams at CTCA attempt to make it as pleasant as possible.”

Dr. Spierer credits the support of her family for playing an integral part in the care she provides to her patients every day.

Patient ratings and comments

The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Patient rating

5 / 5
3/29/2018
Dr. Spierer is AWESOME to work with!!!! I'm glad I still get to catch up with her when I return for follow up appointments.

Patient rating

5 / 5
3/29/2018
Dr. was great in informing me of process and answered all my questions.

Patient rating

5 / 5
2/23/2018
IV only just started and am impressed with the caring DC.

Patient rating

5 / 5
2/6/2018
I would recommend *Dr. Spear to anyone who needs radiation. She is very caring and very thorough in what is needed for your particular case. She listens to your concerns and makes sure you are comfortable with what will be happening.

Patient rating

5 / 5
1/31/2018
Simply the best, caring, honest and knowledgeable. Thank you.

Patient rating

5 / 5
12/31/2017
Dr Spierer is amazing. Kind, caring, compassionate, smart. She answers every question I ever have and takes as much time with me as I need. Handled every physical and emotional need of my care and treatment with the utmost love and respect. So thankful to have her on my team.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/15/2017
She is a wonderful caring individual and did a wonderful job.

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/14/2017
Very professional and knowledgeable

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/11/2017
very down to earth and explained everything

Patient rating

5 / 5
11/10/2017
She's a definite keeper! Brilliant, enthusiastic, caring, goes above and beyond to care for us and our needs.

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About our star ratings

The patient star ratings are an average of all responses to physician-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) measures patient satisfaction as part of our effort toward continuous improvement in all aspects of the patient experience. We partner with Press Ganey®, a third-party-validated organization with over 30 years of experience supporting over 26,000 health care organizations, to survey our patients about their recent experiences at CTCA®.

Why is this information important?

CTCA is committed to transparency. Not only do the surveys allow us to continuously improve our services, but we hope these ratings will help you feel confident in your decision to seek care at CTCA.

How are the star scores calculated?

All eligible CTCA patients receive a survey from Press Ganey within one to two weeks after their treatment occurrence. In addition to being asked about their overall experience at CTCA, patients are asked to score the level of confidence they have in their provider, as well as the likelihood they will recommend the physician to others. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five-star rating, with one star being the lowest possible rating and five stars being the highest.

Are all comments included?

In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. Patients’ names and other identifying information are removed from the comments for confidentiality and patient privacy. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, do not relate to the patient’s experience with the doctor involved, or are statements that cannot be verified as factual. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.

Why don’t all physicians have ratings and comments?

Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys. This helps us ensure that the sample size is large enough to give you an accurate representation of the physician's care.

Star ratings and comments are not available for all physicians or specialties. The validated Press Ganey survey captures patient experience feedback with the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, which include only medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services.

Can anyone provide ratings and responses for a physician?

No. Only patients who are under the care of the physician can provide a response through the Press Ganey survey. Eligible patients receive the survey either by mail or email after their treatment occurrence. Survey responses are completely voluntary.

How do you protect patient information for those who have responded to the survey?

Patient privacy is of the utmost importance to us. If a review comment includes any information that could identify a patient (e.g., name, etc.), it is removed from the comment prior to publishing on the physician’s bio page. All patient information that has been removed from a comment is designated with an ellipsis, or “[…]”.

How often are the scores updated?

Press Ganey surveys are sent out all year long. All patient ratings and reviews are regularly updated and published within a month of receiving the responses. Ratings and reviews remain on a physician’s bio page for one year after being published. After that time period, the ratings and reviews older than a year are removed to ensure the most current information is available.

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