Hillary Spangler

Hillary Spangler, MD, is a clinician-researcher in the field of geriatrics at UNC School of Medicine. She completed all her medical training at UNC School of Medicine, including her internal medicine-pediatrics residency, chief year, and geriatrics fellowship. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Clinical Research at UNC Gillings School of Public Health.

Dr. Spangler began her sepsis journey as a 10-year-old with sepsis from a bacterial infection after the flu. She was a patient at UNC Children’s Hospital, which largely impacted her decision to pursue medicine and advocate for sepsis awareness. She has participated in various sepsis efforts at UNC, designing sepsis awareness education materials for at-risk pediatric patients and implementing inpatient prediction models for identification of patients at risk of sepsis.

Dr. Spangler had the honor of receiving a Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero award in 2016, due to her advocacy work. She previously helped organize local Sepsis Alliance 5K events, promoting awareness and fundraising. She is honored to work with others passionate about sepsis awareness, as sepsis impacts all ages and collaboration is key to sepsis recognition and timely treatment.


Sepsis Alliance Honors Heroes Who Helped Drive Significant Awareness of Nation’s Third Leading Cause of Death

Sepsis Survivor Turned Advocate, Dr. Hillary Spangler