MYLES SPAR, MD, MPH
“You know what winning means to you; I can help make sure your health will get you there.”
Myles Spar, MD is a leading authority in Integrative Men’s Health as an author, teacher, researcher, TED talk speaker, contributor to Men’s Journal and the L.A. Times, expert on Dr. Oz and The Doctors TV shows and a faculty member of University of Arizona.
Dr. Spar is board-certified in Internal Medicine, having graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed fellowships in Health Services Research at UCLA (where he earned a masters in public health) and in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Spar’s focus has always been about empowering men to achieve their goals through greater health. The men’s performance company where Dr. Spar oversees all clinical programs as National Medical Director is called Vault Health. Vault brings men’s health to you, incorporating techniques to help men win at what matters to them.
Dr. Spar is committed to making the whole-person preventive-oriented care available to more people through his work at the Venice Family Clinic, where he started the largest Integrative Medicine program of its kind at a community health center. For his work with the underserved, he was awarded the Bravewell Award for Leadership, the highest honor in his field.
“What does healthy mean to you?”
As an Ironman athlete, advisor to NBA players and expert many celebrities turn to, Dr. Spar knows how to design individual optimal health gameplans with elite performers in mind. That is what he is doing at Vault Health. He can also help organizations and corporations understand better how to optimize the health of their workforce using the sample principles. For media or speaking requests, click here.
Dr. Spar has published blogs for the Huffington Post and Medium, articles for the LA Times and a book entitled Integrative Men’s Health. His next book, Optimal Men’s Health, is being published by Oxford University Press in 2020. He is also a regular contributor to Men’s Journal as a medical and men’s health expert.
“Is your health stopping you from winning at what really matters to you?”
Top Tier Training
Dr. Spar graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency at Tulane University and fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. He was invited to join the prestigious medical honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA).
Advanced Training to
Improve Quality of Care
Towards the end of his training, Dr. Spar realized that the health care system was more of a sick-care system. He was frustrated by the lack of training American medical students received in basic prevention or nutrition, so he sought out further training in improving the quality of care he could deliver by doing a research fellowship and earning a Master’s in Public Health.
With impact of a more global level on his mind, Dr. Spar volunteered with and later joined the Board of Directors of Doctors without Borders, the Nobel Prize winning medical humanitarian organization. He worked in Nagorno-Karabakh, Guatemala, Uganda and Nigeria with MSF.
Specialization in Integrative Medicine
While working abroad, Dr. Spar recognized that true health was about much more than medication. He saw the impact that natural therapies, supportive communities, belief systems, meditation and manual therapies had on prevention and treatment. He returned to the US dedicated to learn what was science-based about complementary modalities, leading him to complete a fellowship at the “Harvard of Integrative Medicine” under Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.
Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
Dr. Spar began working at the largest free clinic in the US, the Venice Family Clinic, where he started a comprehensive Integrative Medicine program offering free services in acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, yoga and stress management among others while teaching and performing research.
Advanced Medicine for his Patients
Dr. Spar joins the Southern California Men’s Medical Group as an Integrative Internal Medicine expert, offering primary care and consultations in optimal health utilizing advanced testing and integrative health plans focused on prevention and goal-oriented recommendations.
Family and Community
Dr. Spar’s focus is his family, and leading the kind of life he encourages his patients to embrace. He is married with two children and a dog. Besides being with his family, his passion is competing in triathlons. He is an Ironman and continues to train and race, spurring his kids on to their own athletic pursuits – including a family triathlon they all completed in Mission Bay.
Awards and Publications
Dr. Spar writes for the Huffington Post and is a contributor to Men’s Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Oxford University Press published his first of two books on Integrative Men’s Health, which is available here. He has also appeared on The Doctors and Dr. Oz programs. He is most proud of being a recipient of the highest honor in Integrative Medicine, the Bravewell Leadership Award.
Optimal Men’s Health
Easy-to-read guide that takes men through all aspects of health including lifestyle, diet, exercise, meditation, western medications and treatments, althernative and complementary therapies, eastern medicine, yoga, acupuncture, etc. The book will be published February 2020 and is available for pre-order here.