John E. Spieker, M.D., F.A.C.S
A native of northern New Jersey, Dr. Spieker attended Rutgers University from 1971–1975. He graduated with highest honors from the New Jersey College of Agriculture and Environmental Science in 1975. After earning his degree from Rutgers, he attended graduate school at Columbia University. In 1977, he was awarded an MA in organic chemistry and pursued a job opportunity with Merck and Company in Rahway, New Jersey.
Soon after that, Dr. Spieker received confirmation of his acceptance to medical school at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. He helped pay his way through med school by working part time for Merck and Company. Dr. Spieker graduated from medical school in 1981. He completed a one-year General Surgery internship at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, in 1982.
For his four years of orthopedic training, Dr. Spieker attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His hospital rotations included Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatric orthopedics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City for orthopedic oncology, and NYU Medical Center for prosthetics and orthotics. After completion of his chief residency in 1986, Dr. Spieker accepted a position with Bradford Orthopedics in Dover, Delaware.
A nationally ranked runner while in college, Dr. Spieker became determined to develop a training center for local athletes in central Delaware. He founded the Sports Performance Center in Dover in conjunction with a staff of two exercise physiologists and a registered dietitian. Through 1992, the facility offered rigorous, supervised training programs for top local high school and college athletes. The staff also provided routine seminars and lectures for area coaches and athletic trainers. Dr. Spieker continues to give lectures and write articles on fitness and athletic training.
After six years in Dover, Dr. Spieker was recruited by Beebe Medical Center to establish an office in Lewes. He is now on full-staff at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Dr. Spieker lectures to nursing students and has established an intern program for local high school students.
Dr. Spieker and his wife, Kerry, were married in 1988. They have three children. Dr. Spieker is still active in athletics and competes regularly in masters cycling races. His other hobbies include motorcycle offroad adventure touring.
Dr. Spieker was featured in the Winter 1996 edition of the Beacon, a magazine of health information published by Beebe Medical Center.
Dr. Spieker was named several times as a Top Doctor by Delaware Today Magazine. The doctors were the most recommended by their professional peers, as determined by a Delaware Today Magazine survey of licensed physicians in Delaware.
- Board Certified 1988
- Recertification 1998
- Full-staff, Bayhealth Medical Center, Kent General Hospital 1986–1992
- Consulting staff Bayhealth Medical Center, Kent General Hospital 1992–1999
- Full-staff Bayhealth Medical Center, Milford Memorial Hospital 1988–1996
- Consulting staff Bayhealth Medical Center, Milford Memorial Hospital 1996–1999
- Full-staff Central Delaware Surgery Center 1990–1999
- Chief of Orthopedics Bayhealth Medical Center, Kent GeneralHospital 1991–1992
- Director Medical Services, Delaware First State Games 1988
- Governor's Counsel for Lifestyles and Fitness 1988–1990
- Delaware Today Magazine "Top Doc" Orthopedic Surgery 1996
- Beebe Medical Center Strategic Planning Committee 2000–2002
- Assistant Chief of Surgery 2000–2002