Academic Awards & Happenings
In addition to seeing patients in his clinical practice, Dr. Spiegel is a very active academic surgeon. He is an associate professor at Boston University School of Medicine and is frequently called upon to speak and lecture to other physicians.
Here are some recent Academic happenings:
Dr. Spiegel lectures nationally on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. For example, he recently led a seminar in New York City on Contemporary Minimally Invasive Treatment Techniques for Facial Rhytids at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. The latest and best techniques to treat facial wrinkles were presented. Dr. Spiegel’s hand-picked panel of experts include Dr. Stephen Perkins, a Facial Plastic Surgeon from Indiana and former president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Tina Alster, a Dermatologist in Washington, D.C. and a leader in skin care and the cosmetic use of Lasers, and Dr. Sydney Coleman, a plastic surgeon in New York City who is an expert in fat grafting and the inventor of Lipostructure.
Dr. Spiegel has written many book chapters for important head and neck surgery texts. These chapters include nose surgery and broken noses (nasal fractures), reconstruction of the mandible (jaw), voice surgery to change the shape of the voicebox and the tone of the voice, and on the management of snoring and sleep apnea.
Dr. Spiegel has also just completed writing a chapter summarizing the fundamental concepts of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This chapter, targeting medical students and surgeons in training, appears in a comprehensive textbook Essentials of Surgery edited by James Becker, MD – Chief of the Division of Surgery at Boston University Medical Center.
Dr. Spiegel has edited two books on his own. He was the editor of Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America for February 2005 and April 2004.
Other notable publications include guidelines in an American Medical Association journal on how to safely use Botox for treatment of wrinkles around the eye and an anatomy study of facial muscles important in facial plastic procedures.
Dr. Spiegel’s research has also been widely presented and publicized recently. A project evaluating the safety of certain surgical procedures for snoring and sleep apnea was recently presented at a national meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The results of Dr. Spiegel’s study were thought important enough for Reuters to have a reporter interview Dr. Spiegel and write a summary of his work for publication in newspapers nationwide. The report was published by Reuters.
Previous studies by Dr. Spiegel on the effectiveness and safety of different types of soft tissue augmentation materials (useful for reconstruction or to fight wrinkles or make lips larger) have been selected for publication in a number of prestigious medical journals.
Dr. Spiegel recently spoke on reconstruction of facial injuries and defects after cancer surgery at a large regional cancer meeting hosted by Dr. Spiegel in Boston at Boston University. The meeting featured prominent physicians from around the country and was well attended by surgeons from throughout New England and New York.
So much more is happening – check back for updates here where we will feature a selection of some of Dr. Spiegel’s recent academic activities. For Information about Dr. Spiegel in the News, click here.
Dr. Spiegel sees patients at the Boston University Medical Center in Boston’s historic South End. At Boston Medical Center you will find the most advanced surgical and medical facilities. By doing all procedures at the Boston University academic medical center, Dr. Spiegel is able to provide patients with the utmost in safety and quality care.
In November 2006, Dr. Spiegel and the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery moved into the newly constructed J. Joseph Moakley Building at Boston Medical Center. This beautiful, state-of-the-art facility provides offers valet parking, a stunning architect designed 3 story glass atrium, world class operating rooms, and technologically advanced clinical facilities. Dr. Spiegel can be reached by phone (617-414-5058)
or email (email@example.com).
J. Joseph Moakley Building
830 Harrison Avenue, Suite 1400
Boston, Massachusetts 02118