Myles Spar, MD, MPH is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Spar graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993 and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University, followed by a fellowship in Health Services Research and Masters in Public Health at UCLA. He then completed his fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, under the guidance of his mentor, Andrew Weil, MD.
Dr. Spar practices Integrative Medicine at his office in West Hollywood, California. In addition, Dr. Spar also directs the Integrative Medicine Program at Venice Family Clinic’s Simms-Mann Health and Wellness Center. This center is the only one of it’s kind in the country, serving the less fortunate in need. Dr. Spar also serves as the clinic’s Director of HIV Services.
As a faculty member of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Spar teaches Integrative Medicine to medical students and residents. He also serves as a principal research investigator, on the care of patients using an integrative medicine approach. Dr. Spar has published and presented on subjects related to integrative medicine, ranging from men’s nutrition, to the use of a multi-disciplinary approaches, to patients with chronic pain.
Dr. Spar blogs for the Huffington Post and has written for the Los Angeles Times. The Oxford University Press recently published his comprehensive book on Integrative Men’s Health, which is now available on Amazon.
Dr. Spar has developed a broad perspective, in part from his humanitarian work (both in the field and on the Board of Directors) for the Nobel Prize winning organization, Doctors Without Borders. He has a strong commitment to both evidence-based practices, as well as a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to healing. Dr. Spar views his role as a partner with his patients – working with them to maintain optimal health and invest in their own well-being.
His commitment to the benefits of Integrative Medicine is also reflected in his role as the President of Integrative Medicine Access (IMA). This non-profit organization focuses on providing affordable integrative medicine services to low income and medically underserved Americans. In 2013 Dr. Oz presented Dr. Spar with the prestigious Bravewell Leadership Award for Dr. Spar’s work in Integrative Medicine.