Meet the IBS CounSEL

The IBS CounSEL, chaired by Dr. Susan Lucak, is a group of multidisciplinary experts dedicated to creating greater awareness and understanding of IBS among healthcare professionals

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS
Gastroenterologist

Cedars-Sinai Health System and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Brennan Spiegel is Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai Health System, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), Assistant Dean at David Geffen School of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA.

Dr. Spiegel leads 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.

Dr. Spiegel obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai's Department of Medicine and was a fellow of the UCLA Training Program in Digestive Diseases. He completed his master's degree in health services at UCLA. Clinically, Dr. Spiegel has expertise in gastroenterology with a focus on irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux disease, dyspepsia, and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

In addition to authoring bestselling medical textbooks, Dr. Spiegel has published numerous book chapters, abstracts, editorials, and more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. A prolific speaker, Dr. Spiegel has been invited to present on his areas of expertise at national and international levels. He is a member of several professional organizations and is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Rome Foundation.

Dr. Spiegel is a paid consultant of Allergan and is being provided funding from Allergan in exchange for his participation as a member on the IBS CounSEL.

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