Dr. Daniel Spencer

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

American Board of Psychiatry

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry


Medical School: Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California

Residency: Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital


Dr. Spencer grew up in upstate New York, the youngest of four brothers. While there were no doctors in the family, his parents encouraged him to follow his interests. In school, that meant many science, math, Latin and Ancient Greek classes in high school and college.

After playing water polo at Brown University and making many trips to California with the team, Dr. Spencer was drawn to the west coast for medical school at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

He returned to Brown University for a residency at Rhode Island Hospital and most recently served four years as co-director of the inpatient integrated medical psychiatric program at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I.

Dr. Spencer enjoys working with families and getting to know how each approaches issues that come up. 

He and his wife have three children. 

Clinical Interests
  • Family-based integrated care
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs" 2020-2022
  • Rhode Island Monthly Top Docs (2018)
A Note From Dr. Spencer

"I was drawn to CHKD due to the commitment to treating each child and family with respect and providing comprehensive services that treat the whole person and family. I am very excited to be a part of developing better access to mental health care for the region."