Myles Spar, MD, MPH is founder and CEO of Tack180, an optimal health program for men, and directs the Integrative Medicine program at the Southern California Men’s Medical Group and at the Simms-Mann Health and Wellness Center at Venice Family Clinic. He is a Clinical faculty member of the UCLA and University of Arizona Schools of Medicine and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Spar is Co-Chair of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, having completed a fellowship with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. He has presented internationally on issues relating to bringing integrative medicine to diverse settings including underserved communities and on Integrative Men’s Health. He is a consultant to the NBA, working with many NBA teams on Integrative Medicine issues. He co-edited Integrative Men’s Health from Oxford University Press and is now writing Optimal Men’s Health for the same publisher. Dr. Spar is the recipient of the Bravewell Award for Leadership in Integrative Medicine in 2013.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Spar attended the University of Michigan Medical School, from where he graduated in 1993. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University and then pursued a fellowship in Health Services Research at UCLA while earning a Masters in Public Health. His work abroad and on the board of directors of Medecins sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders led to his interest in making an Integrative Medicine approach to healthcare available to all populations. Dr. Spar has founded a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to facilitating access to Integrative Medicine among the underserved, Integrative Medicine Access.