Dr. Spyridon Papadopoulos, M.D.
Dr. Spyridon Papadopoulos (known as “Dr. Spero”) was born in Rhode Island and grew up in North Carolina, where he attended kindergarten through medical school.
While at home in rural Sanford, NC, during college breaks, he saw patients with his former pediatrician, Dr. Mary Margaret McLeod, who mentored him and opened his eyes to the world of office pediatrics. Dr. McLeod, the only pediatrician for several rural North Carolina counties, saw patients from all walks of life and often received payment for her services in vegetables from the garden and baked goods, if at all.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Chemistry with Honors, Dr. Spero attended medical school at Duke University, where he met his wife-to-be and confirmed his calling in pediatrics. He and his wife moved out to Denver to do their pediatric training in 1990 and have been in Colorado ever since. Upon completion of his pediatric internship and residency, he served as a Chief Resident in Pediatrics in the combined program of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, The Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Hospital Colorado), and Denver General Hospital.
Dr. Spero worked for The Children’s Hospital in its Community Hospital Based Program before joining Children’s Medical Center in 1995. This was an easy decision, since CMC’s mission and approach to pediatric care exactly reflected what Dr. McLeod had taught him in her office. His clinical interests include the infectious diseases.
Dr. Spero is married and has two adult sons. His wife is a pediatrician in practice in the south-central metropolitan area. Outside the office, he enjoys road biking and hiking.