Dr. K. Elizabeth Speck is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Section of Pediatric Surgery. She received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and then completed her general surgery residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. During her general surgery training, she completed an NIH-sponsored Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at UNC. Dr. Speck completed her Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Due to her interest in clinical outcomes research, she continued her education and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan in 2017. Dr. Speck is board certified in both general surgery and pediatric surgery.
Dr. Speck was inducted as a Fellow in the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), and is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG), and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Dr. Speck’s surgical practice encompasses all areas of general and thoracic pediatric surgery with a focus on minimally invasive surgery. She has a particular interest in colorectal disease, including anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung disease and chronic constipation.