Remembering Dr. Allan Spencer, Class of 1958

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The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM) community is deeply saddened by the passing of its long celebrated and adored alumni, former faculty and hall of fame member, Allan M. Spencer, DPM. Born November 17th, 1930, Dr. Spencer passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the age of 93. 

After graduating valedictorian from the Ohio College of Chiropody’s class of 1958, Dr. Spencer began his teaching career at the College and Cleveland Foot Clinic from 1958-1997.  A much admired and respected professor and clinician who taught orthopedics, biomechanics and sports medicine, he was elected Teacher of the Year by the student body. For nearly 40 years, he remained dedicated to his alma mater, rising to the ranks of Clinical Supervisor and Chairmen of the Department of Orthopedics, and gifting the college over $20k in proceeds from one of his numerous publications, “Practical Podiatric Orthopedic Procedures”. 

It is no surprise that Dr. Spencer was respected on an international scale, taking his time and talents abroad as a visiting professor at Saltford University in Manchester, England in 1979. As his career came to an end, Dr. Spencer was the recipient of the Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Humane Letters” from OCPM in 1998, and later was honored with the college’s highest honors, an induction into the KSUCPM Hall of Fame in 2008.

Dr. Spencer made great strides in his many years practicing and teaching podiatric medicine, and leaves behind a great legacy – part of which we get to enjoy every day in his son, KSUCPM Director of Clinic Operations, Dr. Scott Spencer.  

Dr. Allan Spencer’s full memoriam can be viewed at:

A service and internment will take place on Monday, March 25th at 2:00 PM at the Church of the Savior located at 2537 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.


We give our sincerest condolences to Dr. Spencer’s loved ones.

POSTED: Friday, March 22, 2024 11:39 AM
Updated: Friday, March 22, 2024 11:40 AM