Jeremy Spiegel, M.D. is a psychiatrist and medical director of Casco Bay Medical, with offices in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine. Dr. Spiegel appeared recently in multiple episodes of National Geographic Channel's Taboo and will feature as an on-camera interventionist in the forthcoming pilot episode of reality-type program, Hardcore Hobbies slated to air on National Geographic Channel on Monday June 24th at 10 PM. His book, Art Healing: Visual Art for Emotional Insight and Well-Being, was the winner in the category Art of The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. His first book, The Mindful Medical Student: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Staying Who You Are While Becoming Who You Want to Be (Dartmouth College Press, 2009), with a foreword by noted author and surgeon Dr. Bernie Siegel, was praised in a book review in the Journal of the American Medical Association (November 2009) and was translated into Dutch, under the title Mindfulness voor de jonge arts: Blijven wie je bent terwijl je wordt wie je wilt zijn.
Dr. Spiegel is a regular co-host on a popular radio program in New York City, “The Positive Mind with Armand DiMele”(99.5 FM - WBAI), where he discusses a wide range of topics such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, mid-life transitions, viewing art as therapy, opiate addiction in the elderly, and body-dysmorphic disorder, and a member of the staff at the DiMele Center for Psychotherapy in Manhattan.
Dr. Spiegel graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a concentration in art and archaeology, having received both the Irma S. Seitz and Grace May Tilton prizes for his senior thesis, “Playing with Chance: Structure and Chaos in Twentieth-Century Art.” He went on to receive his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, where he was honored for excellence in clinical psychiatry.
Dr. Spiegel has published work in general, medical, and psychiatric publications, including an article for New Therapist (January 2008) titled “The 35-Millimeter Hour: The Art of Philip-Lorca diCorcia and the Practice of Psychotherapy.” Adaptations of a chapter from The Mindful Medical Student, on dream interpretation as a tool for self-knowledge, were published in Hot Psychology (July 2007) and The New Physician (November 2007) magazines.
Additionally, Dr. Spiegel has been a regular speaker at the Creativity and Madness Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where a recent presentation (August 2009), “Naked Emotion: Exhibitionism in the Work of Three Contemporary Artists,” was enthusiastically received by nearly one thousand physicians, psychologists, and masters-level therapists. Dr. Spiegel gave a well-received presentation for the American Medical Student Association’s 60th Annual meeting in Anaheim, California, March 2010 and delivered the keynote address for another AMSA conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Additionally, Dr. Spiegel is led a two-part webinar workshop on art healing for the AMSA Humanities Scholars program.
Dr. Spiegel is an advocate for the medicinal use of cannabis and performs medical marijuana evaluations and recommendations in his Greater Boston and Portland, Maine offices of Casco Bay Medical. Please call (978) 705-1905 in Massachusetts and (207) 358-0880 in Maine for an evaluation.
His website is: www.cascobaymedical.com