Brennan M. Spiegel, MD

Director, Health Services Research

Professor, Medicine

Brennan M. Spiegel, MD

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Brennan M. Spiegel, MD

Director, Health Services Research

Professor, Medicine

  • IM/Gastroenterology
  • General Gastroenterology

Brennan Spiegel, MD, is the director of Cedars-Sinai Health Services Research. He directs the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies — including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality and social media — can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes and save money. CS-CORE unites clinicians, computer scientists, engineers, statisticians and health services researchers to invent, test and implement digital innovations, always focusing on the value of technology to patients and their providers. Spiegel has published numerous best-selling medical textbooks, editorials and more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is listed in the Onalytica "Top 100 Influencer" lists for digital health (No. 13) and virtual reality (No. 14). His digital health research has been featured by major media outlets, including NBC News, PBS, Forbes, Bloomberg, NPR and Reuters. Beyond his focus on digital health innovations, Spiegel conducts psychometric, health-economic, epidemiologic and qualitative research across a wide range of healthcare topics. As a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Field Advisory Committee, Spiegel also develops endpoints for clinical trials. His research team receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hearst Foundation, Veterans Administration and industry sources. Spiegel is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the leading clinical gastroenterology journal in North America. He continues to practice clinical medicine and maintains a busy academic teaching practice at Cedars-Sinai. A prolific speaker, Spiegel is frequently invited to present on his areas of expertise at national and international events.

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  • Undergraduate: Tufts University, 1994
  • Medical School: New York Medical College, 1998
  • Residency: Cedars-Sinai, 2001
  • Fellowship: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2004
  • Master's: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2004

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  • Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2015 to Present
  • Outstanding Research Paper of 2013, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2013
  • Appointed as Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, 2011
  • Appointed as Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, 2008
  • Appointed to FDA Gastroenterology Field Advisory Board, 2008

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Spiegel BM, Hays RD, Bolus R, Melmed GY, Chang L, Whitman C, Khanna PP, Paz SH, Hays T, Reise S, et al. Development of the NIH Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) gastrointestinal symptom scales. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014;110(14):608.
  • Spiegel BM, Khanna D, Bolus R, Agarwal N, Khanna P, Chang L. Understanding gastrointestinal distress: a framework for clinical practice. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011;106(3):380-385.
  • Spiegel BM, Kaneshiro M, Russell MM, Lin A, Patel A, Tashjian VC, Zegarski V, Singh D, Cohen SE, Reid MW, et al. Validation of an acoustic gastrointestinal surveillance biosensor for postoperative ileus. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014;18(10):1795-1803.

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