David Spiegel

Psychiatrist

Jack, Samuel and Lulu Willson Professor in Medicine
Bio:   Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists, and Past President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has published ten books, 368 scientific journal articles, and 156 book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Fetzer Institute, the Dana Foundation for Brain Sciences, and the Nathan S. Cummings Foundation.
4.7 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Professional Education

  • Residency: Cambridge Hosp/Harvard Med Sch (1974) MA
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1976)
  • Fellowship: Lab of Community Psychiatry (1974) MA
  • Residency: Massachusetts Mental Health Center (1974) MA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (1971) MA
  • B.A., Yale College, Philosophy (1967)
  • M. D., Harvard Medical School., Medicine (1971)

Honors & Awards

  • In recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community., Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (June 2013)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Lifetime Achievement Award., The International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (August 20, 2013)
  • 12th Holland Distinguished Leadership Award, The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (February 2014)
  • The Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry honoring Stuart C. Yudofsky,M.D., Baylor College of Medicine (2014)
  • Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2012)
  • Arthur M Sutherland Award for Lifetime Achievement, International Psycho-Oncology Society (2011)
  • Marmor Award for Advancement of the Biopsychosocial Model in Psychiatry., American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychological Association. (2004)
  • The Division 30 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Hypnosis., The American Psychological Association. (2003)
  • Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Scientific Excellence for 2002., The International Society of Hypnosis. (2003)
  • Distinguished Life Fellow,in recognition of significant contributions to Psychiatry., American Psychiatric Association. (2006)
  • Best Paper on the Application of Hypnosis., American Psychological Association. (2002)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award,the founding editor of the Progress in Psychiatry Series 1986-2002., American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (2002)
  • Henry Guze Award for Best Research Paper., Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. (2001)
  • Mc Govern Award Lecturer on the Art and Science of Medicine,, Baylor. (1999)
  • Docteur Honoris Causa., de l'Universite de la Mediterranee (1999)
  • Meritorious Service Award., Northern California Psychiatric Society. (1997)
  • Special Keynote Address Award., American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology. (1997)
  • Rockefeller Foundation Visiting Scholar., Bellagio Study and Conference Center. Italy. (1997)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Visiting Professor., Royal Society of Medicine. UK. (1997)
  • The Edward A. Strecker, M. D. Award., The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson Medical College. (1995)
  • One for the Heart Award., Mid-Peninsula Hospice. (1995)
  • Pierre Janet Writing Award., International Society for the Study of Dissociation. (1994)

Administrative Appointments

  • Jack, Lulu & Sam Willson Professor, Stanford School of Medicine. (2002 - Present)
  • Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2000 - Present)
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with tenure., Stanford University School of Medicine. (1991 - Present)
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences., Stanford University School of Medicine. (1987 - 1991)
  • Associate Research Psychiatrist., University of California, San Francisco. (1986 - 1991)
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences., Stanford University School of Medicine. (1982 - 1987)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.5

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Speigle came HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - I see why - he's AWESOME!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Good if you need an expert diagnosis. Dr. not available for ongoing care just as a consultant.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

The care was excellent - (Dr. Spiegel) spent lots of time with my son.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

He seemed a little preoccupied - maybe was bored with my story or tired - I would return though and advice was helpful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

In fairness, Dr. Spiegel, a psychiatrist, had a very difficult time with the patient ahead of me, and this caused his delay in starting his appt. with me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

He should silence/turn off his cell phone during hypnotherapy sessions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I would not have been as comfortable had intern not been in the office.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

He demonstrated and trained me in hypnosis.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

The BEST.

4.7 out of 5
33 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Speigle came HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - I see why - he's AWESOME!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Good if you need an expert diagnosis. Dr. not available for ongoing care just as a consultant.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

The care was excellent - (Dr. Spiegel) spent lots of time with my son.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

He seemed a little preoccupied - maybe was bored with my story or tired - I would return though and advice was helpful.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

In fairness, Dr. Spiegel, a psychiatrist, had a very difficult time with the patient ahead of me, and this caused his delay in starting his appt. with me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

He should silence/turn off his cell phone during hypnotherapy sessions.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I would not have been as comfortable had intern not been in the office.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

He demonstrated and trained me in hypnosis.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

The BEST.