David Spiegel

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David Spiegel, M.D., is the Wilson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is known for his research into breast cancer.[1] He directs the Stanford Center on Stress and Health[2] and is "one of the nation's most respected experts in the clinical uses of hypnosis".[3]


Spiegel received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Yale College in 1967 followed by his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1971.[4]


Spiegel is author of more than 480 journal articles, 170 book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy.[5] He's published thirteen books.


  1. ^ How do mind-body interventions affect breast cancer?. APA.
  2. ^ Center on Stress and Health
  3. ^ Boodman, Sandra G. (April 13, 2004). "Research: Hypnosis Proven for Some Conditions, Untested for Others". Washington Post. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "David Spiegel's Profile | Stanford Profiles".
  5. ^ "David Spiegel's Profile". Stanford Profiles.

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